Surlie Brewing Solitaire: Brewed in Abbotsford, BC so far this local nano brewing has released only one beer in bottles which happens to be the one called Solitaire, which is brewed at a strength of 6.5% abv and is available in private liquor stores here.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a dark brown with lots of side bubbles that rise up to create a good 3 fingers of foam in the glass. The Aroma is dark fruits like plums and cherries with notes of brown sugar and molasses malts.
Flavour: I got lots of dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar and some nutty earthy malts and a coffee like dry porter finish.
Overall Impression: If you only release one beer, this is a good one to release! Dubbed a Belgian Strong Ale, it delivers some complexity, a decent abv punch and flavours that work together quite nicely.
Rating: I give it an excellent rating of 8/10, I’d buy this again no problem and recommend it to anyone as you will be hard pressed to find a fresher version of this style of beer anywhere in BC.
Food Pairing: Candied almonds or peanuts would be an interesting pairing here.
Have you had Surlie Brewing’s beer yet? Have they released anything else or plan to in the future? Please let me know!