Brave Liver Scotch Ale – Mt. Begbie Brewing Company

From Mt. Begbie Brewing Company in Revelstoke BC comes their “Brave Liver Scotch Ale” a beer that has only been bottled for the first time this year.  The beer pours a dark brown colour with red hues and an off white head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel, hint of fruit and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of earth, caramel, dark fruits, a hint of peat.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 22.  This is not a style I know all that well but I did quite enjoy this bottle.

Commercial Description:  This smooth Scotch Ale is a full bodied strong Ale also known as a “Wee Heavy”. Scottish Pale Ale malts are artfully crafted to impart hints of oak, scotch and caramel.
Best served in a Thistle glass at 10-13c.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Best served with roasted beef, lamb, game, smoked salmon, aged cheeses, toffee pudding or chocolate desserts.


Biere Des Ours (Honey Belgian Ale) – Brasserie La Binchoise

From Brasserie La Binchoise out of Belgium comes their “Biere Des Ours (Honey Belgian Ale)”.  The brew pours a honey yellow iwth a white head.  The aroma is fairly simple with honey and yeast present.  The flavour consists of yeast, honey, tartness and alcohol.  The beer has an understated but tasty flavour.  The alcohol content of this brew is 8.5%.

This was the first of a few beers purchased for me as a Christmas present by Steve.  The theme was bears as I love hiking.  Thanks man!

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION:  A honey beer that never lets you forget the fact. Although there is only a slight trace of it in the nose the intensity of the honey in the palate may be a bit much for some people. This is an accomplished beer that oozes quality yet retains a small brewery taste. Also sold as Berenbier in Flanders.