Kane Simplicity

Posted: March 22, 2016 in Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Kane Brewing Company, Reviews

When the other half and I were making cookies with friends, I popped a growler of this beer (thus the background of the picture). There was very little available counterspace, so I had to take a picture wherever I found a space. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 8.7%

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Simplicity is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale. we brewed this beer using a very simple recipe of high quality European Pilsner malt, simple dextrose sugar and a single addition of Amarillo hops; all fermented with our house Belgian yeast strain. The result is a complex beer that marries esters reminscent of pears and citrus with a hint of spiciness from our house yeast and a slight sweetness from the Pilsner malt.”

Random: I used a growler that my parents got me in California for the first time. It’s aluminum and was very easy to pour and kept the beer really cold even though it wasn’t in the fridge.

This beer poured with less than a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, golden-yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose had a lot of golden fruit, citrus and golden raisins. There was a twinge of clove as well. The taste was bright with lots of golden raisins, apricot, peach and then transitioned into clove and allspice. At the end of the sip, there was a honey-like sweetness from the malt. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation, but no warming from the booze. This beer was quite enjoyable and I had no problem throwing it back. If you see, definitely give it a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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