Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Double Double 2009 (Paddock Wood)

If there were any reason to move to Saskatoon, this would be the only one. Every special release that these guys put out is just spectacular. Luckily I have a buddy that works near the brewery and ships me the limited releases. Thanks Nightware! This brew was sampled May 29, 2010; I gotta catch up on my notes.

Double Double 2009 (Paddock Wood) =7/10

Ratebeer 3.42 90th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

This is a strong nosed little ale. Abundant whaffs of fruit alcohols, solvents and light pit fruits make me worry about open flames. If you can taste anything through the alcohol burn your palate is very robust. Berries, light fruits and big citrus hops with resinous pals are everywhere. This brew is a tad big, boozy and hoppy. It will definitely benefit from aging. I have tried a few aged ones, but I will have to dig up those notes.

Taste +3
Aftertaste +2
Alcohol Content +1 10.5%
Value +1
Appearance 0 (boring label)

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