Please bear with me for the feedback, will do my very best to get it all out this week, but I'm slightly pished and will have to make a start in the week. Will aim to get it provide feedback to all by next weekend. Thanks again everyone who entered
And in first place...... @matt76 Third Time Lucky Lager - this was just an incredibly elegant, well-balanced lager. Floral, herbal hop aroma supporting sweet grainy maltiness and a soft yet cleansing finish. Really clean and obviously well fermented. Well done mate
I think what set your lager apart was that it was incredibly clean and crisp (obviously a very healthy fermentation), with well-defined malt and that soft yet refreshing finish. I note with interest that you went for a chloride forward liquor. I suspect that several entrants had a sulphate forward or at least balanced liquor. Personal taste perhaps but in some of the beers it wasn't quite right in my opinion.
I suspect that the feedback might take a little longer than this weekend; I've got a couple of nights out I'd forgotten about this week and have a saison to package ASAP. I WILL get feedback to all of you though
As I feared I am struggling to get the feedback completed within the timeframe I was aiming for. I'm trying to give useful feedback so it's taking a while, plus life is getting in the way. I'm 50% there (12/24) and will keep beavering away this week. Thanks for your patience