Class Of '88 Belgian Style Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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Class Of '88 Belgian Style AleClass Of '88 Belgian Style Ale

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michigan Riesling and Oregon Pinot Noir grapes age with whole flower Mt. Hood hops and pilsner malt in Muscat casks. The fruit aroma unites with Belgian yeast esters and oak for a crisp, dry, and slightly tart flavor.

Added by Melman on 01-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly tart with malt, grain, wine grape, grape juice, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart malt, wine grape, acidic, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with an interesting sourness that works well with the wine barrel aging.

Serving type: on tap.

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Class Of '88 Belgian Style Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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