Flying Fish “Grand Cru Winter Reserve”

      Part of the wonderful thing about craft beer is that for the most part you don’t have to go very far to find it here in the U.S.. The craft beer market seems to be a fast growing market over the past few years. At your local Brew Store there is a fridge case or isle dedicated to craft beer. A lot of times your favorite chain Restaurant Bar & Grille may have one or two craft brews on tap. In any case I always like to see what my local breweries are offering, especially seasonally. I am a huge advocate of supporting your local brewery, we all know the popular breweries across the country, but how well do you know your local? They may be brewing some tasty beers your are missing out on!
      One of the larger local breweries here in the Garden State is Flying Fish in Cherry Hill, NJ. A while back I picked up a six-pack of their “Grand Cru Winter Reserve” Belgian Ale. It pours a bright, and hazy golden yellow, with a thin white head. The aroma is yeasty, and spicy, with hints of fruit and vanilla. The taste also has the yeast and spice characteristics, but is accompanied by banana, bubble gum, clove, and hops. The mouthfeel is medium leaning towards thin, and the finish is malty sweet, fruity and dry. I quite enjoyed this brew. As far as American Belgian Ales go, this is one I will probably pick up again next year. So next time you are looking for a different beer, remember you may not have to look very far at all. Support your local brewery! Here’s to Good Beers!
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