Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Bruery's Black Orchard

I just did a quick search of this blog looking for a previous post on The Bruery's Black Orchard and could not find one. I know I had a Black Orchard last summer, and thought I had discussed this beer before, but apparently not. I should have, it's a good beer. I had another Black Orchard tonight. I bought it a month or so ago when it went on sale at the Olive Tree Market. (For some reason, this beer is not a big seller at Olive Tree.)

The Black Orchard is a black wit. The best part this beer, to me, was that it did not taste too witty. The Belgian yeast imparted a dry taste throughout the beer. It was spicy like a traditional Belgian beer, but the roasting process that gave the beer its dark color also gave it a caramelized sweetness. This beer was more carbonated than many beers and it had large amounts of foam, but it quickly dissipated. Black Orchard is very smooth and drinkable, and except for its mild roasted flavor, you'd be hard pressed to tell this was a "dark" beer. This is a year-round offering from The Bruery and it is approachable enough (5.7% abv) to drink on a week day night. It is one of the best wits I have tasted.


Dave said...

The Bruery has hit Virginia which is just awesome. Oh and if you're down for another trade, I'm down for a growler of Exponential Hoppiness, Bad Boy IPA, Duet, or Nelson haha =) Seriously =)

Rational Realist said...

up for more trades, but Alpine is about a 45 min drive from my house and I probably not have the opportunity to get out there until mid-Sept at the earliest. Good deal on the Bruery in Virginia.

Dave said...

Oh sorry man I didn't know it was that far!! I'm still up for trades anytime bud. Let me know if you need anything. I'll be glad to send it to you.