From Dageraad Brewing out of Burnaby BC comes their “Anno 2017″ a Strong Golden Ale brewed with Okanagan Pear and Coriander and conditioned with Brettanomyces. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of pear, mild funk, yeast and floral hops. The flavour is of pears, coriander, citrus rind, spice, yeast, mild funk and a bitterness that round it out. The alcohol content comes in at 8.5%. This is a great beer every year but this years addition of Brettanomyces Claussenii will ensure this beer ages amazingly well and changes over time. This bottle conditioned beer is already tasting amazing though.
Commercial Description: Our annual celebratory year-end beer is slightly different this year. As always, it is a strong, golden ale brewed with Okanagan pears and Indian coriander. But this year, we have added Brettanomyces claussenii, a strain of yeast that brings funky, fruity flavours to the beer and slowly develops over time in the bottle, preserving the freshness of the beer and adding layers of complexity as it ages. Anno 2017 is refermented in the bottle, so pour with care to leave the yeast sediment in the bottle.
From Dageraad Brewing out of Burnaby BC comes their “Anno 2014″ a strong golden ale. This ale has been brewed with pears grown at the Sanderson Farm in Keremeos BC. The beer pours a cloudy colour that resembles a pear with some orange notes and a very generous head. The aroma consists of semi sweet fruits such as pears, coriander, yeast and floral hops. The flavour is of pears and a hint of citrus, yeast, brown sugar, wheat, coriander, resin and hops bitterness. The beer has a bit of a dry finish and is not sweet even with all the fruit flavours. The alcohol content comes in at 8.3%. Not sure if I have had an ale quite like this before but it is quite tasty and I might just have to grab a few bottles to cellar.
Commercial Description: Brewed with Indian coriander and pears harvested at their peak of ripeness from Sanderson Farm in Keremeos, BC, Anno 2014’s blend of spice and fruit note make it an excellent companion for holiday eating. Its warming alcohol strength helps the drinker fend off the chill of winter and makes the beer a good candidate for cellar-aging.