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Tin Hat Belgian Brown Ale - St. Elias Brewing Company

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Tin Hat Belgian Brown Ale
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Ratings: 1
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rAvg: 4.43
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St. Elias Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: Reswald on 12-15-2010)
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4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on draft and growlers in November 2010.

This beer is a blend. Over a year ago, St. Elias brewed a brown rye ale, fermented it with a typical clean-fermenting American yeast, then put it into whiskey barrels to age for a year. Recently, they brewed another brown ale, this one with a Belgian yeast, then blended the resulting beer with the aged brown rye ale. The result is Tin Hat, a wonderfully complex beer.

It pours a dark brown, with a tan head that dissipated fairly rapidly to a nice collar. The aroma is of caramel, whiskey, and a touch of Belgian yeast phenolic spiciness. On the palate it's a melange of flavors: wood, whiskey, rye spiciness, Belgian yeast peppery/earthy notes, you name it. Every sip seems to produce a new and interesting flavor profile. Once again, Brewer Zach Henry has flown in the face of conventional beer styles and produced something unique and delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2010 18:24:28 | More by Reswald
Tin Hat Belgian Brown Ale from St. Elias Brewing Company
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