From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their fourth of four beer of 2017 in their Fellowship Club the “Mélange à Trois” a barrel aged Brett Bruin. The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a tan head. The aroma consists of brett funk, mild fruit, berries, malt, oak, chocolate and caramel. The flavour is of brett funk, sour, caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, oak, leather, earth, bitterness and citrus rind. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%. Not the standard Bruin but it is a really good brew and I look forward to the 2018 Fellowship.
From Belgiums St Feuillien Abbey comes their Brune which includes liquorice.
This beer pours a thick root beer brown, a bit cloudy. It is hard to tell if the carbonation is visible. The head is a dark tan of coarse bubbles.
The nose is full of black liquorice, the European kind, not the sweet North American kind. There is also a slight cola note.
The liquorice is prominent on the tongue as well. Honestly it’s a bit overwhelming.