|Noir Black Belgian Barleywine Style Ale|
|Featured Beers - Barleywines|
They Say: “This beer is a creation of our Lead Brewer Nate Peck. … Four different malts, three varieties of hops, Belgian dandi sugar and yeast. 75 IBU's, dark, and delicious.”
We Say: Sand Creek’s new beer is quite a style mash-up that left us a bit confused. A “Black Belgian Barleywine,” Noir desires to be poured gently as it has a tall, light khaki head rising above the dark ruby body. The aroma opens with a bold amount of floral hops followed by a subdued plumb fruit ester from the timid Belgian yeast; its “blackness” only arriving in flavor in the form of light cocoa and a hint of coffee. Light alcohol flavor underlines the large hop presence that carries from flavor to a persistent dry finish compounded by bitterness. Not particularly deep, we remained intrigued by this well-balanced conglomerate of styles.
We Say by Andy Guy of BeerFM.com