Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: Ska Brewing True Blonde Dubbel

Time for a quickie from Ska Brewing out of Durango, Colorado. As far as I can remember this was the first beer I've tried from Ska Brewing, although I know there are at least two to follow in my quest to drink 365 new beers in 2011. Sometimes it's really hard for me to keep up with the reviews, so that's why I'm going to try to get more and more quick reviews out on beers I try solo, and focus longer posts on events and places.
 
I picked this one up in a bomber from Spec's in Houston. I've also had it on tap at the Ginger Man Pub in Houston, so anyone heading to Texas should be able to find it and other Ska Brewing beers pretty easily.
 
I poured from the bomber into a St. Bernardus goblet... as always for a Belgian style ale, a goblet is appropriate. (With the exception of the witbier...) This dubbel is a clear deep golden color with not much head at all.

The aroma is all spice. Coriander, lemon zest, honey, all present over a faint floral hop smell. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Honey is pretty dominant then receding to the floral hop notes. It's pretty tasty but nothing revolutionary to me.

The beer has a decent mouthfeel, and there is good carbonation despite the lack of head. This is without a doubt an above average beer in the grand scheme of things. It is certainly one I'd consider drinking again, and a brewery I'm looking forward to trying more beer from.

My rating: B