In this beer blog, we are going to sample a brew from New Belgium and Red Rock Brewery. I am talking about Paardebloem Ale from New Belgium’s Lips Of Faith Series. If you read my earlier beer blog post on New Belgium’s brew, you know the history of this Mountain area craft brewery. If you have not, please, read those posts on this Fort Collins brewery to get to know them. Red Rock Brewery is located in Utah in the Salt Lake City. It opened its doors in 1994. Their goal is to make the highest quality product and great craft beer to their beer drinkers. They are now packaging several different beer styles. They are always looking to grow the different beer styles. Let us get into the beer.
This ale has a cloudy golden color with a nice small bubble white head. The aroma has a nice peach notes. The taste has an up front sweet peaches note to a slight tartness notes with a nice oak and pepper aftertaste. It is a nice refreshing sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
Using dandelion greens to bitter a Belgian-style ale blossomed from our brewers collaborating with Red Rock Brewing. These being our sixth interpretation together since 2008, expect a wonderfully complex ale fermented with wild Belgian yeast and blended with just a touch of wood-aged beer. Bitterness imparted from dandelion greens and grains of paradise will have you blowing wishes for sips.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @newbelgium and @redrockbrwing
Closing out, I normally get pretty nervous with beers that are in 22oz bottle. I just feel sometimes I do not get my money worth. I understand it cost the breweries a little bit more to make some of these special brews. I am glad they do because they get pretty creative on this beers. Paardebloem Ale is in that area of being creative. I have to say I really enjoyed this beer and I feel it is well worth the money that I invested into it. I am not a fan of Peach but I love the combination of the Peach and beer. It is a nice refreshing but sipping beer. I highly recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser