This week I look at Brewsanity Golden Strong Ale from Karbach Brewing Company. This is a seasonal beer available after the holiday season.
I poured from a twelve ounce can into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear golden color with a one-finger head of white-colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma of the brew is a big sweet smell of peaches and apricot as well as some candied sugar. Along with these smells comes a big serving of coriander and clove as well as a little bit of banana. There are light herbal and hay grassy smells in the brew.
The taste begins with a mix of cracker malt and bready flavor that is backed by moderately sweeter notes of apricot and green grapes. At the same time, there are some spice and yeast flavors present with the spice being mainly as depicted in the nose. As the taste advances the sweetness dwindles a little bit all while some herbal and grassy flavors begin to develop. At the same time, a touch of booziness and some hay also come to the tongue, leaving one with a moderately crisp bready Belgium malt taste to linger on the tongue. The body of the brew is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A little thinner of a body may have been slightly better overall, but in the end, the feel was pretty well done.
Brewers Description of Brewsanity Golden Strong Ale
“Step right up and see the amazing force and powerful punch of flavors behind Brewsanity Golden Strong Ale. Insanely delicious and incredibly bold, this Belgian-style ale boasts clean malt flavors with a touch of wildflower honey combined with spicy and fruity aromatics leading to a refreshingly dry finish. Its size commands the attention of its audience and offers a delightful departure from the ordinary.”
Opinion of Brewsanity
Brewsanity is a good beer. The 8.5% ABV hints at a sharp edge, but this is not the case. The sweet notes in the brew are pleasant and not overwhelming. A good beer for winter in Texas when you want something a little stronger to stand up the hearty foods. I recommend pairing this beer with beef stew or stroganoff.
By the Numbers
Read about another beer from Karabach Brewery here