Sunday, February 20, 2011
Brewery Review: Galena Brewing Company - Galena, IL
Annabelle's IPA - Lighter in color than above. Maintain foam ring and has a chill haze look. Grapefruit, pine aroma. Still grainy. Citrus, not tropical but mostly juniper. Still strong toasty malt presence. Caramel resin flavor with a dry grassy finish. Slightly soapy flavor detected.
Uly's Dark Oatmeal Stout - Black/brown color. Still some light gets through on the edges. Roasty and smooth. Notes of dark chocolate. Sweet flavor. Hop presence noted in the finish. Similar to the hops in the IPA. Lighter side of a stout
DunkelweizenBock - Hazy brown, bronze color. Bubbly head. Lagered and crisp but smooth and sweet. Fermented with a Belgian/Saison yeast. Bubbly mouthfeel. Carmeled malt.
Yuletide - Brown/coppered color with a ruby tint. Smooth sweet start phenols and the alcohol blossoms at the finish. Aroma is smooth, smells of dark fruit. Some spicing at the finish reminiscent of ginger and nutmeg.
Cherry Saison - Creamy filmed head. Amber Ruby color. Crisp and Belgium smelling. Tart midtaste ends on a crisp spicy note that both complement themselves perfectly. Cherries are anything but dominating, leaving a true Belgian flavor to the beer. Very refreshing.
Brewery Review: 44/50