Little Red One with Black Currants (Fellowship 2017) – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their second of four beer of 2017 in their fellowship club the “Little Red One with Black Currants” a Lambic Style Ale.  The beer pours a deep red with a reddish head.  The aroma consists of black currents, dark fruit, red wine, oak and some tartness.  The flavour is of black currents, dark fruit, red wine, balsamic vinegar, earth, tobacco, tartness and some oak in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6%.  This is a fantastic Lambic Style beer with a very full flavour profile and fits the Lambic style well.  I can not wait for the last two releases of this years Fellowship.

Commercial Description:  After months of tasting, note taking, and patience, we finally feel ready to announce that starting at 3pm this coming Thursday, November 16th we will be releasing our second Fellowship beer – Little Red One Batch 2 (LRO 2).  This West Coast Lambic-Style Sour with black currants from the Fraser Valley has been barrel-aged for over a year and is bottle conditioned. We liked the character that the currants bestowed upon this beer so much in Batch 1 that we decided to add even more black currants for Batch 2! This beer pours a deep red with aromas and flavours of oak, black tea, and tobacco. The currants lend berry character but with a dry herbal note (rather than sweetness).


39 1/2 Foot Pole (Black Current Ale) – Yukon Brewing (December 4, 2013)

Beer Advent Calendar 2013

From Yukon Brewing in Whitehorse in the Yukon Territories (Northern Canada) comes the “39 1/2 Foot Pole (Black Current Ale)”.  The bottle sure seems to make the beer look like a winter ale with the top of the Grinch head and Santa hat.  The beer pours an orange colour with an off white colour.  The aroma consists of biscuit malts, fruits and black currents.  The flavour is of fruits, black current, sweet biscuit malts, some bitterness and a hint of something metallic.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.7%.  I would not mind picking up some more of this good beer.  I have not had much from Yukon Brewing as I do not often buy 6 pack but this would be worth the pickup.

Beer Advent Calendar 2013

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