Tin Hat Belgian Brown Ale | St. Elias Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
St. Elias Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
steliasbrewingco.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Reswald on 12-15-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.37/5  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.

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Tin Hat Belgian Brown Ale from St. Elias Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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