Monday, June 28, 2010

Tasting notes - home brew batch 1

Ok, since it is from a kit it is not like I have a lot of control over the taste, however I was pleasantly surprised at what a crisp flavour it has. Although not very dry in absolute terms, it is certainly drier than most red ales I have tried. iRob lists it as one of his favour beers (full disclosure - he just started drinking beer a few months ago). However, it was better than I expected - especially given the brewing snafus

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beer o' the day

The beer o' the day is "Wilco Tango Foxtrot" by Lagunitas (think about it). The beer is great, the bottle excellent. The tag line is "A Malty, Robust Jobless Recovery Ale." Deep red in colour, dry in taste with caramel notes. Buy it if you see it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bottling batch number 2

Bottled batch number 2 yesterday. Added 3/4 cup of dextrose to the brew - began foaming almost immediately. I assumes this means the yeast is still alive...

Saturday, June 5, 2010