The Holidays have come early this year and there are presents already under the tree. After a seven year hiatus, Hoppers Brewing Company is bringing back their First SnoAle. Part of Hoppers’ Storehouse Series, this beer was designed to merge the malt flavor and complexity of a French Bier de Garde Noel and accent it with purely yeast driven spiciness similar to a Saison.
Head Brewer and Secret Agent, Donovan Steele says, by using a special blend of French Ale yeast strains, this ale will produced some rich malt flavors and a soft drying finish. From experience, as this ale warms it becomes more peppery in flavor with the complexity of the more prominent grains. Then comes citrus, fig and a fruitiness. It also has a good dosing of Belgian candy sugar to fortify the brew. Wheat and raw oats lend a dry crisp finish.
The First SnoAle has an ABV of 8.1% and will be available in 25 oz bottles. It is for sale right now.
Source: Utah Beer
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