Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tasting notes - Anchor Steam Clone

I sadly don't have an Anchor Steam to use as a comparator, but from my memory the clone I made is hoppier than the original. It has a nice orange/amber colour, good head, and slight citrus notes. Slightly drier and hoppier than I was expecting, but on the whole pretty tasty (and my guests liked it too - I barely have any left after my party!)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Beer o' the Day - Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

Ok, I have had some interesting beers in my life. And then there is this one. You can clearly taste the smoke, bacon and maple. On a breakfast plate - delicious. In a beer - maybe less so. This is a beer you should try at least once, but probably no more than that, either.

Ingredients, as per the bottle: Briess Cherrywood smoked malt, Weyerman beechwood smoked malt, house-smoked hickory malt, Great Western 2 row, Munich, C15, C75 malts, applewood-smoked bacon, pure maple flavouring, Rogue micro hopyard Revolution and Independent hops, free range crystal water and Pacman yeast.

I will say this - at least it is not boring! And that is the most important thing.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Beer o' the day

Today's beer o' the day is the limited release Lagunitas Imperial Red Ale.

As the bottle says "Net contents: 12 fluid oz's ...of hops, malt, hops, yeast, hops, water, and hops." A very hoppy red ale, but as you expect from Lagunitas - very tasty!