Thursday, February 19, 2015

North Coast Brewing Company Anniversary XXV Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is North Coast Brewing Company Anniversary XXV Ale - Belgian Inspired Session Ale.

From the North Coast Brewing Company website: “In anticipation of long nights of celebration with the many friends we’ve made over the last 25 years, the brewers of North Coast have created a Belgian inspired session beer designed to promote a festive mood while minimizing the consequences of overindulgence.

Brewed with pale malts and fermented with the same yeast strain used to make Le Merle, our Twenty-fifth Anniversary Ale is sharp and spritzy with a delicious flowery, spicy dry-hop aroma.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a bright, but slightly hazy straw color with a frothy white head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Clean and crisp, slightly sour, Belgian yeast, apple, pear, lemon, pale malts and grainy.
Taste: Sweet, bready malts and grains, Belgian yeast, mild citrus, pear, pepper, slight mineral and caramel notes.
Overall: Refreshing and light, North Coast Brewing Company Anniversary XXV Ale is delicious.  I’m very happy I got to pick this 4% ABV bottle up at the brewery when I was in Fort Bragg.  I wish I had picked up another bottle.


Mark Harvey

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