Belgian Golden Strong – Moody Ales

From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Belgian Golden Strong”.  The beer pours a orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of bubblegum, banana, fruity notes and a sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of bubblegum, banana, caramel, candi sugar, mild bitterness, spices and Belgian yeast. The alcohol content comes in at 8.5% with an IBU of 28.  This is a tasty Belgian style beer and a worthy addition to the Moody Ales small batch series.

Commercial Description:  The light body and soft, sweet malt character blend with the fruity aromas for a delicious and dangerous easy drinking beer.  Highly attenuated Belgian ale with fruity esters and low spicy alcohol and hop notes.


Brainless Raspberries (Release #1) – Epic Brewing Company (Utah)

Limited Release

From Epic Brewing Company out of Salt Lake City, Utah (not to be confused with the brewery in New Zealand with the exact same name) comes their limited release bomber “Brainless Raspberries (Release #1)” a Belgian Style Golden Ale.  The ale pours a reddish/orange colour with a lightly pink head.  The aroma is basically just tart raspberry jam.  The flavour consists of tart raspberries, malty undertones with a decent sweetness and maybe a hint of yeast.  The alcohol content of this brew is 9.7% but you will not taste the alcohol or feel its warming effects.  This would be a great beer to have with your dinner but not one to drink larger quantities due to the sweetness.

Commercial Description:  We put our Brainless® Belgian-style golden ale into stainless steel tanks for 10-12 days with raspberry puree for a secondary fermentation.  Hints of raspberry bubble gum flavors from the Belgian yeast and fresh raspberries tease the pallet.  The raspberries give a generous color contribution including a trace of pink to the lacing, as well as a pleasant tartness that lasts until the final sip.


The Malts/Sugars/Fruits:  Premium Weyermann Pilsner, Ultra-Premium Muntons Maris Otter, Light Candy Sugar, Briess 2- Row Carapils Malt, Flaked Oats and Muntons Wheat Malt.
Raspberry puree
The Hops:  In the Boil: Premiant, Tettnang and Saaz