Friday, October 05, 2012
New Beer Friday 10/5/12
The nose starts with a big, juicy citrus hop blast with some underlying pine notes. The starts with plenty of grapefruit and orange zest. The malt character is very light, grainy and crackery at best. As it warms, once again, the bitter, slighty resinous "greener" and grassier hops add to the flavor profile. A little thin, but very tasty. 4.65% abv. @Bayou - Beerhive.
Fox Tail Gluten Free from Joseph James Brewing is a gluten free pale that has citrus notes and is light bodied. You will find no sorghum in this beer, but rather organic rices, nectars, and Nnorth American hops. This brew is 5% ABV and 50 IBU's. @DABC
Returning Champs: RedRock Secale. I LOVE THIS BEER! Pours a dark ruby color with a moderate two fingers of off-white head. The nose has a dry roasted malt aroma along with a light rye spiciness. It's rounded out with a mild caramel malt and vanilla aroma. The taste starts with Caramel malts and toffee. Chocolate covered raisins come next come next with a dry rye spiciness. Hints of vanilla and whiskey come next in the end, as well as a subdued hop bitterness that balances the malty sweetness in the finish. The body is full and the whiskey notes become a bit more pronounced as it warms. The 8.5% abv is well hidden but sneaks up you quickly.
This one damn fine lager. It has an outstanding aroma with a great taste and smoothness. It is a good traditional representation of the Bavarian style with a nice blend of rye malt - that is there, but not overly done - Traditional, yet unique. Highly recommended! In 500ml bottles. Available at starting today at RedRock locations. As always, call first.
Epic Double Skull Dopplebock. The nose has notes of gingerbread and dark chewy malts with hints of floral hops. The flavor starts nutty and spicy with breads and caramel malts. Floral hops come next adding balance. the finishes has hints of molasses and licorice. Alcohol is well hidden.