- Jan 27, 2020
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...taking me back to 17...Had a fit of nostalgia this afternoon. With today’s heat down here on the south coast (31.5 in our conservatory) I fancied going back to when I was 17 (c.1966) and had a lager and lime trouble is SWMBO bought lime cordial with........MINT! Tasted orrid! . Never go back they say. Now where’s my Yorkshire bitter?
That's my experience of it so far, lovely flavour of the beer. It's still very young I hope the carbonation improves. My carbonation level has changed since I started using my fermentation fridge. Any beers I cold crash don't seem to carbonate as well. That bock is carbonated to 2.5 vols.Now for @samale bock, pours lovely, good head, not much of an aroma but becomes more malty as it warms in the glass. Think it's slightly undercarbed.
Looks dark amber, a very nice looking beer.
Taste wise, initially dark malt roasty then moving towards raisin and dried fruit. Good mouthfeel and for me perfect for the style. Leaves a lovely aftertaste, almost like rum, or demerera sugar.
I think I'm drinking this a little young, nonetheless I think it's a nice beer, the flavours are excellent, it just needed a bit more carbonation in my opinion. Cheers mate, enjoyed it!
That's a good photo , just needs a little lens distortion correction so the bottle doesn't lean to the right. A fine ale too I'll bet.Next up for me is this De Molen Red IPA. I'm loving the boiled sweet fruitiness from the cascade dry hop. I really must use cascade more.
I'm glad it was still ok and had some carbonation as it was bottled off the keg a few weeks ago now with my DIY bottle fillerIt’s time.
American Amber from @dave_77.
Just a non-threatening light psst when I cracked the bottle open. Nice clear toffee coloured ale, medium carbonation giving a nice head when poured with a little height that dissipated but didn’t quite disappear, leaving a ring around the glass that stayed the course.
On the nose, surprisingly malty with toffee and caramel. A little resinous aroma is released when I swirl the glass which I guess is from the Columbus hops. There’s a subtle fruitiness but no big hitting hop aroma.
The flavour is also malty with a buttery toffee note. I’m not sure if there’s a little diacetyl perhaps (no slippery mouthfeel so I’m not convinced). Whatever, it’s nice in this beer. There are several hops in this beer and they are more noticeable in the flavour than they were on the nose with Mosaic and Simcoe more evident than Citra and Columbus I think. The beer doesn’t taste particularly alcoholic despite being 6.4% but you can taste the alcohol, and the body and flavour tells you it’s no lightweight.
The mouthfeel is soft, no astringency. Moderate bitterness but balanced with the malty flavour so you barely notice.
Would make a really nice autumn beer and I can’t help wonder what it might be like with the addition of a little smoked malt.
Thank you Dave!
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