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Great Beers from Europe and the United States are Leading a Renaissance of the Brewmaster's Art
Garrett Oliver
From the Print Edition:
Demi Moore, Autumn 96

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F. Boon Mariage Parfait
Country: Belgium
Style: Gueuze Lambic
Color: Hazy Gold
Notes: Fresh herbal nose with an earthy backdrop of of wet wool and lemon peel. Pleasantly sour, dry, fruity and complex on the palate.
Cigar: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 (Cuba) or El Rey del Mundo Robusto (Honduras)

Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
Country: England
Style: English Pale Ale
Color: Honey Amber
Notes: Malt, vanilla and butterscotch nose. A soft, round balanced palate with sweet caramel malt dominating. Underpinning of apple and apricot.
Cigar: H. Upmann Churchill (Dom. Rep.), Fonseca Triangulare (Dom. Rep.)

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Country: U.S.
Style: American Pale Ale
Color: Caramel Amber
Notes: Cascade hop in the nose shows grapefruit and pine needles. One taster found green tea. Sharp hop bitterness and bright citrus on the palate with malt balancing.
Cigar: Te-Amo No. 4 (Mexico) or Cruz Real No. 2 (Mexico)

MacAndrews Scotch Ale
Country: Scotland
Style: Scotch Ale
Color: Deep Amber
Notes: Intense toffeeish malt nose accented with vanilla. Roasty caramel on palate, with butterscotch and fruit. Snappy hop finish.
Cigar: Avo Maestoso (Dom. Rep.), Arturo Fuente Hemingway (Dom. Rep.)

Pilsner Urquell
Country: Czech Republic
Style: Pilsner
Color: Deep Gold
Notes: A true pilsner with a floral, perfume-like hop nose. Sharply bitter up front on the palate, leading to a slightly sweet bready malt center.
Cigar: Temple Hall Belicoso (Jamaica), Macanudo Hampton Court (Jamaica)

Orval
Country: Belgium
Style: Trappist Ale
Color: Orange-Amber
Notes: Spicy hop and bright fruit aroma. Focused bitterness, a dry spicy palate with notes of rock candy. Bready malt and fruit compote in the finish.
Cigar: Partagas Almirante (Dom. Rep.), Montecruz No. 200 Natural Claro (Dom. Rep.)

Rodenbach Grand Cru
Country: Belgium
Style: Flemish Red Ale
Color: Brownish Red
Notes: Raisin, caramel and Madeira nose. A tart palate with a complex interplay of hard candy, oak, fruit, amaretto and sherry.
Cigar: Bauza Robusto (Dom. Rep.) , Punch Chateau L (Honduras)

Roman Dobbelen
Country: Belgium
Style: Dobbel
Color: Deep Brown
Notes: Dark fruit, raisins, chocolate and coffee in the nose. Palate is slightly sweet and caramellish, with nice roast malt and fruit flavors.
Cigar: La Gloria Cubana Wavell (U.S.), Cuba Aliados Valentino (Honduras)

Brooklyn Brown Ale
Country: U.S.
Style: American Brown Ale
Color: Russet Brown
Notes: Spicy hops and toasted malt in the nose, with a chocolate background. Nut, chocolate and caramel flavors on a slightly sweet palate with a nice hop bite.
Cigar: Cohiba Esplendido (Cuba), Arturo Fuente Short Story (Dom. Rep.)

Duvel
Country: Belgium
Style: Flanders Golden Ale
Color: Pale Yellow
Notes: Bright, perfume-like nose with spices, citrus and pears. Light-bodied, but strong and spicy, bracing hops, rustic hay notes; one taster noted white chocolate.
Cigar: Licenciados Excelente (Dom. Rep.), Ashton Churchill (Dom. Rep.)


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