I’ve always been a big fan of Dageraad but hadn’t been able to find much from them locally. I found this on a recent trip to the coast, much to my delight. This is a flavour adventure! They took a blonde ale, gave it a Belgian twist with European hops and their house yeast, then dumped a whole bunch of Amarillo hops in there. Aroma is stone fruit with a hint of pine. Taste starts with a hint of sweet malt, then a bit of spice followed by a Belgian finish and then a lingering bitterness. I can honestly say I’ve never had a beer like this before, however while it’s a bit wild the flavours remain cohesive. Oh yeah and it’s 7.5% ABV! TGIF!
Today’s Beer: I finally found a bottle of Dageraad’s De Witte and it’s every bit as good as it’s reputation makes it out to be! The aroma is wonderful – big hits of passionfruit and citrus. Taste starts out crisp, and fruity, then moves into building tartness with just a hint of a bitter finish. Just, wow. I’m so impressed with Dageraad and happy that Metro in Kelowna is getting more selection from them!