Finch’s Nuclear Winter

Posted: March 22, 2015 in Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Finch's Beer Co., Reviews

The other half and I went to a local restaurant for dinner when we first moved down here. It was packed and advertised that they had craft beer. It had pretty crappy food (one of the worst cheesesteaks that I’ve ever had) and had only an okay craft beer selection. The thing that annoyed me was that on their “craft beer menu” they listed their craft beers just as brewery names, and the servers really didn’t know which beers they were. It was annoying to say the least. This was the beer that I had while there.

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ABV: 8%

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Nuclear Winter is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale with Extra Special Malt and Caravienne malts and Dark Candi sugar for increased color and alcohol content. Small amounts of East Kent Goldings are added but are not the prominent feature of this beer. The Belgian yeast dominates the beer’s flavor and aroma profile. It will surely warm you up in the cold winter months.”

Random: I’m back to watching “Gangland.” This episode is about the Vagos motorcycle gang.

This beer poured with a one finger, cream-colored head. It was quick to dissipate and left no lacing on the glass. The body is a clear, mahogany color with moderate carbonation. The nose was sweet with candi sugar and some booze and molasses. The taste had more depth with dark fruit molasses and candi sugars. It was very sweet, to the point of cloying. The booze was present and warmed the back of the throat. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was long and sweet. This wasn’t a bad beer, but it’s nothing that amazed me. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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