Posted by dugpark on March 8, 2009
The newest in the Bridgeport Big Brews line, Fallen Friar Belgium Style Tripel Ale comes at you hard and fast (@ 8.2% ABV) and true to the style, no real deviation… pours a nice amber color, smells nice and mellow but the yeast is there waiting for you… sucker punching away. This was pretty well received and tied for first for most of the folks at our recent tasting at Miss Jessi’s house. For me it was last on the list though, folks, and since my opinion is the one that counts, it gets a Will Buy Again… nothing more, nothing less. Won’t wow you but stays true to the style and gets the job done. From their press release:
About BridgePort’s Fallen Friar Abbey Style Ale The Fallen Friar 22-ounce Big Brew combines German pilsner malt and Pacific Northwest wheat malt with German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops. However, the secret that lies behind this brew is in the cloves, banana and spice from fermentation with a selected strain of Belgian yeast, and with slight oak overtones from French oak wine barrels. BridgePort’s Fallen Friar Tripel Style Ale will be on tap at BridgePort brewpub + bakery, BridgePort Ale House and at select bar and restaurant locations around Oregon. With 700 cases produced, this limited edition brew will also be sold at retail grocery stores throughout Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho while supplies last.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again
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Posted by dugpark on April 30, 2008
A weight was lifted today. I made it through something that has been heavy on my mind and so, I wanted to cap it off with something a little more sophisticated than normal. Ok… really… wine isn’t necessarily more sophisticated than beer (IMO), but it just sounds fancier, doesn’t it?
So, BridgePort Old Knucklehead graced my glass tonight. Bridgeport Brewery hasn’t really done that great on this blog. Their brown and their pale ale were just ok… I might have to change my opinion, though, after tasting tonight’s beer.
This Old Knucklehead comes from a long tradition of Old Knuckleheads and I am proud to say that tonights (012) is the newest of the bunch… even newer than what they have on their website (011). This version is slightly higher in alcohol content (10% ABV) and doesn’t have some guy on the front.
As far as taste goes, Old Knucklehead is strong, very strong. You can notice the it has “legs” when you swirl it around the glass. I tasted it at 53.7 °F tonight and it had very strong malt and hops with what I swear is somewhat of a rice wine flavor to it. Next time I should taste it with some sake… Good head, great dark amber color. A beer that you don’t guzzle… this one is meant to drink slow and for maximum enjoyment. Overall a great beer.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again
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