Trader Joe's 2013 Vintage Ale - Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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Reviews by TruePerception:
3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've heard a bunch of people say this is really good, especially for the price ($5 for a 750mL)!
Trader Joe's 2013 Vintage Ale, dark ale (brewed by Unibroue). 9% ABV.
Good pop, with a nice haze! Didn't even need the cork screw to pop the cork!
A: Pours a distinct tamarind color. Very dark brown, almost black, in the glass. Half a finger of head. No lacing.
S: Sticky sweet aromas take over, at first. Deep molasses, dark caramel, slight toffee. Prune. Slight herbal coolness (peppermint?). Raisin smell comes out as it warms.
T/MF: Ooh! It has a coolness on the palate. Notes of spearmint and menthol. Very dark molasses. Slight sweet char. Very slight raisin/prune backing. Just the slightest hint of rosemary. Slight ginger as it warms. Very interesting flavor going on in this one. Not typically what I would look for, but pretty good!
Seems like it would go well with holiday food, but I'm not sure which food.
Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2014 05:20:51 | More by TruePerception
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