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Archive for October 11th, 2008

Looking for a good Spring beer

Posted by ebrius on October 11, 2008

I’ve got plenty of time to perfect a recipe, but I’ve been trying to come up with a refreshing Summer-ish beer. I’m definitely thinking it will be a wheat beer, but the question is, what kind of fruit should I use? Raspberry beers are common enough, and I don’t want my beer to be common. I’m thinking either a chocolate cherry, or a peach mango, but like I said, I’ve got plenty of time to decide.

Edit: Maybe kiwi? I’m started to get excited about this beer, I might not be able to wait to brew this one.

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Review: Long Trail Double Bag

Posted by ebrius on October 11, 2008

For my second review, I will be looking at an interesting brew from Long Trail Brewing Company, Double Bag Ale:

Apperance: Pours with very little head that trails off after a couple of seconds. Color is a clear amber with no haze

Aroma: Very pleasant, malty aroma with a hints of fruits, slight hint of raisins.

Taste: Interesting, but in a good way. Strong malty backbone with the same fruity flavors detected in the smell. I could not isolate any of the hops in this brew. This beer finishes very clean with almost no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly syrupy feel. Light carbonation.

Overall, this is a very good beer that I would definitely drink again. It is an interesting strong ale with a 7.2 ABV that is not even noticeable. I am not usually a fan of low IBU strong ales, but I really liked this beer, I would love to try it on tap.

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