Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Brewery Review: South Shore Brewery - Ashland, WI
Red Lager - Darkened amber. Very clear. White ring around around the edges. Mild sweetened toffee at the nose. Taste is light but with a strong tartness at the end, reminiscent of grape skins and cherries. Some smokiness present.
American Pale Ale (APA) - Dark Copper/amber. Entire white lacing. Still. Pine and grapefruit citrus in both taste and aroma. Caramel nose. Sweet foretaste but a balanced pine bitter finish. A bit nutty. Quite bitter for a pale ale, especially when warm.
Nut Brown - Still. No head. Basic sweet aroma: Caramel with a touch of toffee, nutty and an instance of chocolate may be noted. Generally, quite light, but with a foamy mouthfeel.
ESB - Nitrogen Bubbled. Huge dense cream head. Rubied bronze in color. Carameled with a nose of lightly roasted dried fruit. Alcohol is acknowledgeable with a tannin bitter finish. Peat and earthy spice.
Bavarian Wheat - Opaque pale straw with a minimal white ring for a head. Clovy phenols. Dry and spicy, perhaps with a tinge of banana. Predominantly yeasty and spiced. Lacks citrus. A undertone of nutmeg leaving a dry tannin bitterness.