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Beer of the Week: New Belgium Clutch

A Collaboration between New Belgium Brewing and musical giants Clutch, this is a beer that you will want to try. A blend of 80% stout and 20% dark sour wood beer, this is one big malty kick in the teeth.

It pours a dark mahogany with a moderately full, tan, creamy head which fades slowly, leaving a sticky lacing. The aromas are very dark, with some coffee, breadiness and burnt chocolate, rounded out with some faint notes of wood. The flavor is expertly balanced between dark malts, wood, tart cherries chocolate notes, and caramel, with just a hint of sour to round it out. The finish is dry with Belgian chocolate, roasted coffee, and a slight hint of dark cherry. Although this is labeled as a dark sour ale, the sourness is really understated and would not be offputting to those who are not a fan of the sour ales. I highly recommend that you give this beer a try. Cheers!

Rating: ★★★★½