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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stewart's Belgian Sunset Grand Cru

Stewarts Belgian Sunset Grand Cru
Stewart's Belgian Sunset Grand Cru:

This gem of a beer is exceedingly mellow -- a red Belgian winter warmer with fruity notes on the back of the palate. A tad bit spicy, with caramel flavors smooth the whole thing over. I'm getting like a red pear- wine thing here. The body is light to medium with not much of a boozy flavor (which is a bit surprising at 8.3% abv).

Actually, considering the alcohol and the complex flavors, I was expecting a bit more body from Belgian Sunset. I did drink this brew via growler as opposed to straight out da tap, so perhaps it lost a bit of carbonation on the trip up from Bear, DE. It still kept quite well, considering. The care that Stewart's puts into its brewing process is evident as always. The First Family loves this hidden treasure of a microbrew pub; Go there when Stumblin' Monk is on tap. You will be blown away.

If you are fond of Flying Fish Grand Cru, give this beer a shot. It will have something for Abbey Double drinkers and a lil' sump'n sump'n for tripel drinkers as well. This is a pretty darn good grand cru, though I typically head in more extreme directions for my own adventures. Please check out Stewart's beers if you can. The quality is exceptional!

Stewart's Belgian Sunset Grand Cru:

Representation: .95
Accessibility: .90
Style: .895
Personal Preference: .90

Total Score: 3.645 Flags

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice review. Glad to see Stewart's and Delaware represented! I love the beer at there (and the food). Any chance you will review Iron Hill in DE at some point?

Ferment Nation said...

Dear Anonymous,

There is sure to be a diplomatic junket planned to Iron Hill in DE in the near future. The VP is quite a fan of Pig Iron Porter and the Lejon pizza. Go Blue Hens!

ToastMaster General said...

Nice pic! The Iron Hill Brewfest (Media, PA location) is around the corner. I'll expect a full review.

ToastMaster General said...

Nice pic! The Iron Hill Brewfest (Media, PA location) is around the corner. I'll expect a full review.

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