WINE ENTHUSIAST TOP 25 BEERS OF 2016

Jan 12, 2017

Wine Enthusiast top 25 beers of 2016. Wine Warehouse absolutely crushed 2016 bringing in 9 of the 25, including the #2 beer on the list.

Unibroue Don de Dieu

#2 UNIBROUE Don de Dieu

“This is an intense and flavorful yet remarkably balanced selection that pours a pristine golden color with a frothy white head that shows good retention. Initial scents of orange, wheat, apricot, peach and yeasty spice waft from the glass and continue through to the medium bodied palate.” – 96pts

Product - Maine Beer Company Zoe

#5 MAINE BEER COMPANY Zoe
Extremely Limited, Draft Only

“…This is a quintessential American amber, with a forward and pleasantly pronounced hop character and balanced but noticeable alcohol. It’s immediately welcoming, leading with seductive notes of sticky hops, citrus oils, toasted nuts, caramel malt, toffee and a touch of pine resin.” – 94pts

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#7 CHIMAY Grande Réserve

“It’s loaded with rich, caramel aromas and flavors, with supporting notes of baking spice, dried cherry and date, like a holiday fruit cake. Hints of buttered banana and caramelized sugar unfold on the palate, resulting in a flavor reminiscent of Bananas Foster.” – 94pts

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#12 Omer Vander Ghinste
Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge

“This is a pure, fully sour beer, a classic example of the traditional Belgian style. Fermented 18 months in foudres with wild yeasts and bacteria, it is a powerhouse of beautiful, funky complexity.” – 94pts

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#13 Bruery Terreux 2016 Confession
Extremely Limited, North Only

“A slightly hazy, light gold color, with brilliant little bubbles that stream from the center of the glass, it opens with bright, vinous aromas of tart grape, firm apricot, underripe peach, barnyard and fresh-cut grass…”  – 94pts

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#15 The Lost Abbey
Red Barn Ale

“This is a thirst-quenching, refreshing yet complex and layered brew, which is not surprising coming from this stellar California brewery. It pours a sunny golden color with some haze and a frothy, lingering white head.” – 92pts

Brewery Omer Vander Ghinste

#17 BOCKOR BREWERY
Omer Vander Ghinste

“This well-balanced Flemish ale pours a beautiful dark red-brown color…The intense bouquet offers a gamut of aromas, from tart cherry, green grape, underripe banana and balsamic vinegar to notes of caramel malt, prune, brown sugar and cocoa powder.” – 93pts

Omer Blond

#21 BOCKOR BREWERY
Omer Traditional Blond Ale

“…made with malted barley from the Loire and three varieties of hops from Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. It pours a slightly hazy golden color, with a white head that lingers and leaves beautiful lacing behind with each sip.” – 91pts

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#24 CORONADO BREWing CO.
Punk’in Drublic Pumpkin Ale
North Only

“Brewed with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and plenty of pumpkin, this is pretty much everything you’d expect in a pumpkin ale…” – 91pts

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