Daily beer project

Griswald’s Big Holiday Ale

Posted in American Craft Beer, Red Rock, Utah Beer by dailybeerproject on January 3, 2011

This is Red Rock brewing’s very Belgian take on a winter seasonal. A very Belgian-tasting deep orange malt is offset with a variety of spice, including cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, coriandor, and cloves. The spices are a little surprising at first, as one expects a bit of hop bite to offset the malt, and that’s not what you get at all. But the surprise is a pleasant one and makes for a unique, delicious, awesome beer that nobody would begrudge receiving under the tree or at a holiday party. If you’re drinking it at a party, though, just be careful–at 8.5% abv, this one packs a real punch. It’s available in bottles only, and to my knowledge, only at the brewpub.

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