Saturday, March 7, 2015
Crux Fermentation Project - Crux Brewdeck Release - Belgian Gale Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Crux Fermentation Project - Crux Brewdeck Release - Belgian Gale Belgian-Style Pale Ale.
From the Crux Fermentation Project website: “You might expect Belgian-style golden ales to clash with aggressively hopped American pale ales, with choppy results. But the Styrian Golding, Tettnang and Saaz hops in this beer produce grassy, peppery notes that complement the spicy, clove-like phenols created by the Belgian yeast. Like the North Sea gales across West Flanders, this toasty and aromatic ale smoothes out any rough terrain as it sweeps across your palate.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark golden amber color with an almost non-existent white head and nice legs on the glass.
Aroma: Bready, toasted and caramel malts, clove, banana, slight Belgian barnyard scents and pepper.
Taste: Starts with sweet malts followed by pepper, slight grassy hops, some light fruitiness and Belgian yeast flavors.
Overall: Smooth and drinkable, Crux Fermentation Project - Crux Brewdeck Release - Belgian Gale Belgian-Style Pale Ale is another tasty beverage from Crux. This 4.9% ABV offering worth a try for fans of the style.
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