thaen (thaen) wrote in geekbeer,

home brew numero uno

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We’ll talk more about it on the Podcast, but it’s a Pale Ale. Notes about OG were lost (though this won’t be a problem in the future, thanks to the Brew Notebook). About 5% ABV.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy, light brown. Amber when viewed through an incandescent bulb. Moderate head, little lacing. (Editor’s note: Pursuant to the style!)

Smell: Slight hop aroma (it’s Cascade, but blind I wouldn’t know) and slight maltiness. Not extremely complicated.

Taste: Straightforward balance of an initial hop bitterness followed by a malty finish. Slight sweet aftertaste. (Editor’s note: I’d compare the aftertaste to a very slightly sweeter version of Fat Tire, and it may be due to using normal cane sugar to carbonate.) No lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very light, pursuant to the style. Carbonation is reasonable, but not extreme (Editor’s note: probably due to being bottle conditioned).

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable. The slight sweet aftertaste encourages more drinking, and the mouthfeel, mild flavor, and lack of lingering bitterness probably mean this will disappear from the fridge pretty fast.

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