Beer selections by Alan Rice • Web site by Pamela Rice

Belzebuth   Belzebuth

13% alc/vol

First brewed 1997. Served in a 10cl flute which encourages sipping. Probably the best approach.

Tasting Notes: Not surprisingly for a 13% beer it is dominated by the alcohol. Behind this is a strong Barely Wine character and a full, very tangy, moderately fruity, amber malt. Drinking it is quite fun to start with but becomes hard.

Satan Red   Satan Red

Satan Red : doesn't let you unmoved, a beer will enjoy to taste and appreciate among friends, refreshing, quenching, made for those fine, beautiful moments of life, a perfect balanced beer.

Specifieke ingredients : the <> of noble dark malts, spices and the elected proper Satan-yeast.

Colour : amber

Taste description : a harmony of nuances between creamy and strong arome, sweet and fine palet, fruity with a perfume of hop.

Technical description : Alcohol : 8 vol.%, Degrees Plato : 17,7 PL°ree;

Serving temperature : between 8°ree; - 10°ree;C

Type : high fermentation brew with refermentation in the bottle

Packagings :
  1. 75 cl bottle, or in a metal box, or per 6 in a black carton box
  2. 3 x 33 cl (tri-pack)
  3. 24 x 33 cl, in handy Satan-crates or in a white carton box

Dixie Blakened   Dixie Blackened

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From Beer Advocate: Dark color, almost black, reddish-brown. The tan head is nothing too impressive, and did not last long, while the carbonation is also fairly low. Nose is not particularly strong, but does reveal signs of hoppiness as well as a sweet, malty toasted aroma. Already the beer was reminding me of a stout something that would become even more prominent in the taste. The flavor is predominantly malty with hints of caramel at first. It does wash over the palate a little quickly, which makes you realize that this is actually a lager. There's also a nice fizzy carbonation to go with the deep flavors. The hops and dryness come into play more around the finish, and the beer rounds out a little coffee-like.

Binchoisen Blonde   Binchoisen Blonde

6,2% v/v - 25, 33 and 75 cl bottles
50% of production

Light ale, light gold colour, slightly cloudy. Aromatized with aromatic hops, coriander and orange shell, this pure malt beer is often assimilated to a white beer.

Its subtle bitterness and sense of roundness in the way it fills the mouth make it an easy-drinking beverage, predominantly served as a drought beer. White, fine and creamy foam with good persistence.

Magic Hat Fat Angel   Magic Hat Fat Angel

Fat Angel Does What The Fat Angel Please!
Under and Over The Fat Angel Lurks
Aligning the cosmos with all of its quirks
The ruler and keeper of opposite keys
The Fat Angel does what the Fat Angel please.

Fat Angel brings divergent tastes together to create a satisfyingly smooth harmony. Dry hopped for eminent drinkability, This beer offers a complex palate that balances the rich pleasures of malt with the crisp, refreshing flavor of hops. Fat Angel is the ale of universal reconciliation, brewed in an ambiguous world for those seeking answers in the age of confusion.

Yeast: English Ale
Malts: Pale, Crystal, and Munich
Hops: Fuggles & Warrior
Dry Hopped: Fuggles
Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%
Original Gravity: 1.052
Bitterness Units: 26
SRM: 9.2
6 Packs
12 Packs (Fat Pack!)
This & That Pak

Quintine Amber   Quintine Amber

Ellezelloise produces five regular beers, a blond and an amber ale, and a hardy Belgian stout. All of them are made in small batches and are lagered for ten days in German oak casks. They are strong, full-bodied, and very satisfying. The Quintine Amber and Blond are named for a witch of local legend. And Agatha Christie's Detective Hercule Poirrot (probably Belgium's best-known citizen, and a native son of Ellezelles) is the namesake for the "Hercule" Stout. It is the only distinctively Belgian stout, and every bit as sturdy and dapper as its namesake.

Fantome Automne   Fantome Automne

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Shelton Bros. Importers

Impaled Ale   Impaled Ale

A very hoppy India Pale Ale. Beautifully balanced with a big malt body. Brewed traditionally as in the days of the British Empire. Complements ethnic foods such as Thai cuisine. Silver medal winner at the 1998 Chicago Real Ale Festival.

7.0% Alcohol by volume

Black Cat   Black Cat

Dark, refreshing beer with a distinct chocolate malt flavour and a smooth hoppy finish. Double Gold

Also available in bottles.

  • Medal Winner, International Brewing Awards 1998
  • Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2000
  • Silver Champion Beer of Britain 2001
  • Bronze Champion Beer of Britain 2002
  • Runner-up Champion Beer of Britain 1989/90 & 1994/5
  • Silver Medal, International Brewing Awards 1996

Pendle Witch   Pendle Witch

A full malty flavoured beer with a strong fruity hop aftertaste .
  • Runner-up Champion Beer of Britain 1989/90 & 1994/5
  • Silver Medal, International Brewing Awards 1996

Lucifer   Lucifer

ABV: 8.5%
24x11.2 oz bottles
12x750 ml cork finish bottles
30L/7.9 gallon kegs

Fruity, winey bouquet with a malty peat flavor. Creamy vanilla, sherry oak finish, and a semi-dry, mildly bitter, hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Lucifer is often served as an aperitif

Sam Adams Chocolate   Sam Adams Chocolate

Samuel Adams partnered with Scharffen Berger Chocolate to develop their newest innovation, Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock. Tettnang Tettnanger and Spalt hops were hand-selected from the world's oldest growing area and combined with a complex selection of malts including two row Pale, Munich and caramel to create a rich and satisfying brew. This dark beer has a big, malty character that is combined with the subtle sweetness of chocolate. The chocolatiers at Scharffen Berger crafted an exclusive blend of chocolate for Samuel Adams made with cocoa beans from Ghana called forastero. Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock was aged on a bed of this chocolate to create its unique layers of flavor. As the beer matured, the fruity, tart, earthy and chocolate aromas were infused into the liquid to give the brew a complex, full-bodied taste with a velvety finish. A hint of vanilla was added to meld the symphony of flavors together.

Brooklyn Monster   Brooklyn Monster

Brooklyn Monster Ale, our dead-of-winter seasonal, is an English style barleywine. Barleywines are beers fermented to the strength of wines, usually around 10% alcohol by volume.

The high alcohol produces intensely estery flavors, giving the beers a vinous, or sherry-like character. Deep mahogany in color, Monster is cellared for three months, and unfiltered. Monsteršs aroma is redolent of sherry and hops. The palate is fruity and citrusy, and the finish is warming.

Monster is available on draught at select bars and restaurants, and also in 12oz bottles.

Availability: November-February very limited quantities in 12-oz bottles, 15.5-gal kegs and 5.2-gal kegs

Malts: British Maris Otter, Halcyon and Pipkin, Malted Wheat

Hops: Willamette, Cascade and Yakima Fuggle

Alcohol: varies year to year, 11-12%

Young's Old Nick   Young's Old Nick

A velvety smooth barley wine with a rich, complex caramel and malty character and a full warm flavour full of bananas, pear drops, apples and esters with a smooth finish. The hop character keeps the sweetness in check.

Pale ale malt, crystal malt, a special blend of sugars and Fuggles and Goldings hops. Matured for over three months to deliver the highest quality beer.

Young's Chocolate   Young's Chocolate

A dark, ruby coloured stout, almost black from a distance. A distinctive chocolate flavour with a smooth and velvety finish.

Pale ale malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, special blend of sugars, Fuggles and Goldings hops, real dark chocolate and chocolate essence. Melted chocolate bars are added to the boil and the essence is added after filtration.

Dead Guy   Dead Guy

Gratefully dedicated to the Rogue in each of us. In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved popular and was incorporated into a bottled product a few years later with Maierbock as the elixir. Strangely, the association with the Grateful Dead is pure coincidence.

Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogue's proprietary "PacMan" ale yeast. It is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops. Dead Guy Ale is available in 22-ounce bottles, 12-ounce 6-pack, and on draft.

Measurements: 16 degrees Plato, IBU 40, Apparent Attenuation 78, Lovibond 16

Smutty Pumpkin   Smutty Pumpkin

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America's brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and "pompions."

In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.

Trogenator   Trogenator

Alcohol by Volume: 8.2%
Hop Bitterness (IBU's): 25
Color (SRM): Bronze
Availability: Draft and Bottles Year Round
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate
Hops: Hallertau
Yeast: Lager

TASTING NOTES: Inspired by classic German Doublebock recipes, Troegnators deep bronze color and deceivingly smooth taste hides a full-bodied, strong lager that will bring out the beast in you. Beware the Troegenator!

Maudite   Maudite

Since 1992
Type Strong Red Ale, refermented in the bottle
Alcohol: 8 % alc./vol.
Color Mahogany
Taste Subtle coriande, light spices and a hint of hops
Aroma: Spicy
Shelf Life: 5 years or more
Serving Suggestions: Pasta, stews, and heardy and spicy dishes

In November 1992 Maudite (the damned one), was the first strong beer to be distributed in Quebec grocery stores. It contains 8 % alcohol and is also the first beer brewed in America that improves with age. When served young, it is very smooth, but when served after several years of storage, its flavour is reminiscent of port. Maudite is a mahogany-colored, rich-tasting premium beer that has a distinctive, complex taste. Because of the warmth it releases, this strong character beer must be served cool but not cold. Perfect with pasta, red meats, stews and spicy dishes, it also makes a good aperitif and after-dinner drink.

Hop Devil   Hop Devil

India Pale Ale

Malts: Imported, German 2 row
Hops: American whole flowers
Alcohol by volume: 6.7%

".... Intriguingly, after a massive hop start, the palate is rich, malty and creamy.  Then the hop takes over again in a long and lingering finish with a fine balance of tart fruit and juicy malt."

Hobgoblin   Hobgoblin

"a deliciously dark, full-bodied and rich 'chocolate' malted brew "

The Legendary Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale

It was in a shadowy corner of the old maltings in Witney that the first gurgle was heard: a delicious, dark, rich ale pouring from the cask.

A local landlord had commissioned a special brew to celebrate his daughter's wedding. Our founder, the late Chris Moss, God rest his soul, created the ale of his life - a dark, rich, and mysterious brew. What to call it though? Too much was brewed for the wedding, so a firkin of our still nameless beer was sold to a local grog shop. It went down so well, more was called for the very next day.

Chris dutifully delivered another firkin, and was stopped aghast in his tracks. What sight beheld him? A drawing of a Hobgoblin and the name had magically appeared on the beer. Was it the wanderer of the night? Was mischief afoot? Perhaps, under his gaze, a lay artist serving at the counter was so charmed with the ale, he'd been compelled to depict the character of the brew in a drawing.

From that day hence, customers would ask for The "Hobgoblin" beer, and the legendary ale was born.

Beware The Hobgoblin . . . He may work his magic on you . . .

Hobgoblin - Tasting Note

5.2% ABV 500ml bottle, 5.0% ABV in cask

Hobgoblin is a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.

Head Brewer, Jeremy Moss, has produced a full chocolate malt flavour beer by the addition of a small proportion of crystal malt and the use of Fuggles hops blended with Styrian Goldings hops. The ruby red coloured Hobgoblin is full-bodied and has a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity character.

The Original Commissioned Artwork for The Hobgoblin was produced for Wychwood Brewery by Ed Org.

Various adaptations of the Original Hobgoblin have evolved the character into his depiction today.

Black Wych   Black Wych

"A beguiling dark, soft and seductive brew "

Wychwood Black Wych Spellbinding Stout

A tribute to the Witch Folk of Wych Wood. The mysterious character of The Black Witch in British folklore is mirrored in this beguiling brew, as black as her robes and as opaque as her motives. In folklore, the Black Witch is known to concoct potions of seduction for those lovelorn souls brave enough to approach her. But beware her charms, lest you fall under her spell too deeply.

Black Wych Tasting Note

5.0% ABV. Black Wych is a beguiling traditional English dark stout, silky smooth, soft and seductive. A heady brew, which entices you to lose your senses and fall for the charms of The Black Wych

The Original Commissioned Artwork for Black Wych was produced for Wychwood Brewery by Ed Org.

Web site by Pamela Rice