For Halloween, there isn’t a beer that can hold a candle to Unibroue’s Maudite. This strong Belgian-style Red ale bequeaths a nose of rich malt, orange, wild spices with fragrances of coriander and cloves and floral hop notes with a flavor that is characterized by a robust maltiness and spiciness that is counterbalanced by an assertive crisp hop finish. Sell your soul to the devil for this wonderful beer. You won’t regret it!
Rogue Double Dead Guy – Why mess around with a regular Dead Guy when you can enjoy a big ol’ snifter of the double. Deep amber copper color. Buttery peanut brittle, orange blossom tea aromas follow through to a rich chewy and fruity full body with nice notes of caramel drizzled dried apricot and roasted grains and spice. Finishes with a long, tangy grilled grapefruit and chocolate fade.
Midnight Sun Fallen Angel – From the dark depths of Alaska comes this golden strong ale with a snap.
first brewed on 6-6-6 [JUN 6, 2006], is named in the tradition of Belgian golden strong ales–after the devil himself. The brewery calls this beer their “original sin” because it spawned their 2007 Deadly Sin beer series.
Deep gold in color with tiny, conniving bubbles forming a very thick, meticulous head, this demonic brew possesses an effervescent and crisp body, and tempts the palate with apple, pear and a little earthy mustiness. Its beauty and brightness is angel-like in appearance but the devil in is its strength.
Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit – This hellaciously refreshing brew offers tons of esters present in the beer as well as a soft yeast note. This beer has also been spiced with Grapefruit Zest, Orange Peel and Coriander. Each of these is subtly stated so as to not overwhelm the nose of the beer. Most definitely, this first and foremost a wheat ale. You can taste the wheat from start to finish. A faint toasted note from the addition of flaked oats is present in the beer as well. This is a light bodied beer that finishes with a spicy layer in the end. The overall impression should be an easy-to-drink refreshing ale.
Southern Tier Pumkin – Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from whichthey return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent. Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape. This beer is brewed with pagan spirit yet should be enjoyed responsibly.
What’s your favorite Halloween beer(s)?
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This post was written by Angelo on October 31, 2011