Hangar 24 2nd Anniversary Ale - Belgian Caramel Apple

Brewed by Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Redlands, California USA
8.4% · Belgian Strong Ale · 18 Ratings · 22 IBU · Special Release ·
(Belgian Caramel Apple)
Hangar 24’s second Anniversary Ale marked our first attempt at a Belgian-Style beer. This type of beer requires special yeast that provides interesting spicy flavors and aromas. We used fresh-pressed apple cider from Los Rios Apples in Oak Glen and combined it with carmelized sugar made for us by a local culinary school. The combination of yeast, apple and caramel (along with some malt and hops) created unique flavors of clove spice, bready apple pie and a sweet, fruity finish.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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