Description: Brewed in time for the holiday season, Anno 2014 is a strong Belgian-style blonde ale infused with Indian coriander spice and pears harvested from Sanderson Farm in Keremeos, BC. It is then refermented in the bottle for extra strength and effervescence.
Tasting Notes: I’ve been impressed with what the Dageraad Brewery has produced thus far, and this beer was certainly consistent with my expectations. It has a good malt base, is delightfully effervescent, has a sharp notes of spice and yeast flavor, and the mild notes of sweet pear help rounds things out quite nicely.
Appearance: Golden/orange, cloudy, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Rich malt, sugars, pear, yeast
Taste: Sharp malt, tang, yeasty effervescence, hint of sweetness, pear, coriander finish
Aftertaste: Lingering malt bitterness, yeast, fruit and spice