Herbed and Spiced Beer

The style is nothing new, as ancient brewers commonly used herbs and plants for flavoring and bittering before hops were discovered.

Color can vary from quite pale to quite dark, and the spices and herbs added can vary. Some common additions are cinnamon and nutmeg during winter, ginger, juniper berries, and many others. Hops are generally quite mild (if they are present at all) in order to allow the sometimes subtle herb and spice flavors to stand out.

Best served cool, 46-54 degrees and in a stemmed tulip glass, pint glass, or beer mug.

MonkeyHot

ABV: 
7.50% ABV
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4
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3
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5
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4

This version of STA's flagship American IPA has the hoppy, citrusy bite of the original, the balancing sweet malt backbone, and a subtle habanero flavor and burn that has become a huge hit in both the taproom and regional restaurants and bars. 7.25% ABV, it is not to be missed.

Shock Top Shockolate Wheat

ABV: 
4.30% ABV
Looks: 
4
Smell: 
4
Taste: 
3
Overall: 
3

Meet our new Winter Seasonal. It’s a new flavorful unfiltered wheat beer brewed with a blend of chocolate, caramel and black malts then aged with vanilla and cocoa beans. Every bottle holds a wonderland of chocolaty, beery goodness. (Description provided by company)

Blue Moon Caramel Apple Spiced Ale

Brewer: 
ABV: 
5.80% ABV
Looks: 
3
Smell: 
2
Taste: 
2
Overall: 
2

To brew our first Fan Crafted beer, we blend apple juice with cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malts for a warming spice taste. The seasonal blend of spice and caramel malts highlight the crisp apple taste to stir up the tastes of fall. (Description provided by company)

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