Thursday, December 19, 2013

12 beers of christmas - days 4 & 5

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf

At times, I'll admit, I'm a sucker for advertising/branding and in this case, it was just too good to be true. It's too bad that this English style barley wine did not live up to barley wine standards, but luckily great company and great conversation was surrounding me at the time and that's what beer is truly about. Don't get me wrong, it was a good beer, just not as good as some other barley wines out there.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

This delicious winter brew is described as being brewed as a traditional Belgian dark strong but with spices like coriander and grains of paradise. I didn't get much of the spices on the nose but that's okay, this beer was damn good anyway and should be enjoyed during a cold day by a fire.

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