We’ve been late to his drinking game, but summertime kept us busy, not only drinking. So let’s catch up. It’s time to reap what we sowed. Another round of beers, this time mostly some light stuff (we saved a heavy one for the end) that we enjoyed drinking in this past warm weather.
This tasting is separated in two moments. In the first weeks ripe fruit bursts from the bottle, little yeast work and loads of hops. Over time, the yeasts gave it more of the Brett horsy aromas and around this time the fruity aroma was transformed, leaving a slight bitterness still present.
A constantly evolving beer, it deserved two labels and two launches. One right after bottling. Another after a few months with all the yeast work. The hop game was a unique and fun experience to repeat for sure.
Coffee, Cocoa, Maple Syrup, Salted Caramel Gose
A whole war on this beer. The Maple syrup dominates. The coffee, intense, tries to gain space. Cocoa and salted caramel help to compose the bouquet.
Distinct and conflicting flavors, a different and irreverent beer. It’s not for everyone, but looking at the adjuncts it took, it’s almost beer with everyone.
Why make regular beers when we can do this? We must embrace risk and learn. For a future approach, why not make a red, sour beer with these elements? Embrace the sweetened notes of roasted malts and take the idea to another level. Another level of stupidity.
Old School Berliner Weisse
Subtlety and delicacy in a beer. Nothing stands out apart from its freshness and simplicity. Slightly acidic, a slight note of mixed fermentation, all wrapped in a generous amount of wheat that gives it thickness despite the low alcohol content.
This summer’s hit, should have had the opportunity to go through these bars out country, so much is the sun and heat. Countless were the days when it fulfilled its purpose, to occupy an afternoon with a simple drink, slightly acidic and super easy to drink. Come more, more hectoliters of this. Because beer is also this – simplicity and socializing with friends on a hot late afternoon.
Carbonic Maceration Grape Ale
In the aroma, a lot of fruit, maybe more wine than beer. In the mouth, more beer than wine. They never connect and never miss each other. A solo but coordinated dance, evolving to the grand finale where both worlds meet.
Beer and wine, two beverages that not only try to dominate individually in society, but also when worked together. Is balance possible? Yes, it is. It’s up to us to find him. So much can be done with beer and grapes, who are we to escape challenges? Stay with us as this was just another iteration of this story. This year’s batch is already fermenting, with proper maceration juice…
Faith and Courage (Imperial Stout)
It falls in the glass like jelly that slips from the bottle. Motor oil that sticks to the walls of the container. Molasses and licorice jump up in the aroma, complemented by the fruity notes of yeast and honey. Unctuous on the palate, compared to its generous 20º of final plato, creamy. Sweet and warm the finish of the alcohol.
This was a mistake. Beers like these shouldn’t be exposed to the world. However, this scientific experience was successfully concluded, reaching the established goal. But is the place where we arrived a good one? Some people think so, others think we’ve crossed a line of no return. As wrong as this is, we’ll know it will happen again…
There will be days when this will be the beer we need and not the beer we deserve.
(and that’s how you include a quote from Batman in an article about beer… may we live in interesting times).