30 March, 2012

Gaffel Kolsch

Very light and clear and a fluffy white head.
It has a scent with a slight fruit note but also reminds me of german light beers and pale yellow beer all st once.

Thin light mouthfeel, but has a good refreshing flavor. It almost seems like most of the flavor is in the aftertaste, which lasts a pretty long time and morphs slowly.
Pretty good for a lighter beer.

28 March, 2012

Tripel Karmeliet

Didn't review when I drank it. It was good. Have to try again.

Rodenbach 2009 Barrel 145

Thin head typical of sour beer; pretty balanced nose between sour and vinegar.clear, slight red tint, otherwise dark.
Great taste. Refreshing, well balanced, not too thin, good aftertaste.

Buy it again.

27 March, 2012

Very pale yellow, the very slightest of hazes.
Luxuriant foamy head.

Slightly alcoholic, sweet, and belgian.

Pretty good, I enjoy it, not worth more than the 8.50 I paid for it, but probably only because of my lack of sophistication...

26 March, 2012

Ommegang Witte

Puts a very-nearly clear golden straw. Little to no head. Slightly sweet wheat beer scent. Doesn't really hit me specifically with banana or clove, but still very refreshing.

First sip is heavy carbonation and lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Leaves a a moment of bitter or sour which fades to a vaguely confectionary essence.

A pretty good first beer of the night, but not the 15 a four pack it goes for (I love the 6-for-12 mix and match six packs at one of my new favorite stores).

14 March, 2012

Quick notes on all grain batch numero uno

22# grain
6g water at 168.6
Turns in to 160

Hot Stuff.

10 March, 2012

Kellerweis by Sierra Nevada

Good wheat beer. Nose is nice, reasonable clarity, and an almost sour refreshing aftertaste.

06 March, 2012

Ommegan Rare Vos

Belgian Amber Ale

Fruity esters common to Belgians- spritzy nose (refreshing).

A cross between amber and golden- a bit hazy and not much head. No lacing to speak of.

Good flavor- not too fruity, almost a touch tart. First thing you get is heavy belgian carbonation, almost-hoppy-but-not-really notses, and finishing with the almost-tart, refreshing flavor which leaves me wanting more.

This is good beer I should try to brew one day.