Kelpie Seaweed Ale : Williams Brothers Brewing, Scotland : 4.4% ABV
Color me a bit surprised. I was expecting some bizarre or at least pronounced flavors here, but what I got was a pretty inoffensive light stout with a tiny hint of saltiness, some vague chocolate maltiness and some bubbly carbonation. Not great, but not bad. Just kind of there.
Text on the bottle:
Prior to the 1850s many Scottish coastal alehouses brewed their own ales using local malted barley grown on fields fertilised with seaweed. We have recreated the unique flavor of this traditional ale with the inclusion of fresh seaweed, Bladder Rack, which is taken fresh from the water of the Argyll coast and mashed it in with teh malted and roasted barley
Avec Les Bons Voeux : Brasserie Dupont, Belgium : Saison, 9.5% ABV
Holy hell, this beer. My love for Belgian saisons knows no bounds, and this is going in the regular rotation along with Ommegang’s Hennepin, Saison Dupont (also from this brewery), and Brasserie St. Feuillian Saison.