First, I must say I am looking forward to the year long research and communication project known as Brew52. Week 1, already has me tasting a brew I would normally walk right past. So, let the tasting begin.
Like many others, I had no idea that Snowstorm was a dubbel this year. I cracked open a bottle and poured it into a tulip, which reminded me I need to buy some new goblets for dubbels, trips, and quads. A pleasant harvest cream head appeared, but quickly faded to lace. A surprisingly mild aroma had to be coaxed out of my glass. Snowstorm proved to be dry and drinkable; this dubbel would be a great starting point for someone to pair with a favorite cheese or simple meal. The sweet fruit that does appear is balanced by hints of bitter root vegetables. Halfway through the glass, the head can be invigorated by a gentle swirl of the glass.
This was a nice little treat and I am already looking forward to next weeks selection.