Sunday, December 4, 2011

Best Brown Ale

Tasted Sunday evening after spending 4 hours in the lab transferring my 10 mL samples to 100mL of wort to further propagate the samples eventually into a 10 bbl pitch. Enjoyed in taster glasses with Dan and Jen.

Appearance: Strong densely foamed beige head with an entire lacing on the sides of the glass. Rubied brown, and generally hazy. Some flocculation and particles eminent at the bottom of the glass.
Aroma: Toasted malt and a background of nuts. Mild at heart but relatively uneventful. Some graininess
Taste: Toasted malt again appears at the front of the beer. Notes of brown sugar. Lighter tasting and overall, the nuttiness is a lot more prominent here than the aroma. The finish is very well hopped and crisp. Some maple is prominent in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Very light bodied with a refreshing hop dryness and a high carbonation that bites the tongue. Finish is clean and very refreshing.
Overall Impression: This beer maintains a fantastic cleanliness and an even more talked about crispness. The malt is nicely incorporated with just enough flavor to invite the palate back, sip after sip. Toasted malt remains throughout.


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