Four Saints Wine Barrel Aged Omie Blonde AleJanuary 22, 2017
It’s a sin to tell a lie, especially about a saint, let alone four saints, so I won’t: This beer arrived late and frozen, apparently delivered by an early St. Nick. Even frozen, it’s heaven-sent, light, fresh and easy to drink. The nose is bountiful, with flavors of dried fruit and a slight acidity, more like cider or a white table wine. The freeze had a chilling effect on the head (there is none) and the depth of flavor (very light). It went down fine with moo shu vegetables and egg flower soup.Charles Finkel is founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co. Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of beers in America.
Truly a golden brilliance, brilliantly done. Aroma and flavors are synchronized into a soft, dreamlike sensual experience. Complex, fruity, earthy with a subtle undertone of oak-vanillin, woody and a touch of winyness, all marvelous and compelling. If you read the fine print, you are even more impressed. How can a beer dance as much as this one at 4.1%? In short: incredible! These brewers are artisans blending the worlds of fermentation into a unique, refreshing and engaging experience. Memorable to say the least. Wow!Charlie Papazian is the author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and national beer examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.