Week three of BeerBods – this one’s much better than last weeks! 🙂
Aroma – Light malt sweetness, and fruity hoppy smells zinging off of this one.
Appearance – Light golden in colour and brilliantly clear. There’s wasn’t much of a head on it when I poured it out, and that soon disappeared.
Flavour – Sweet, but subtle maltyness, moderately bitter and finishes fairly dry.
Mouthfeel – Quite light bodied, but smooth and enjoyable.
Overall – A nice light blonde ale. Would be a great one to introduce people to good beer with.
Would I buy more? – I do think I would, it’s really quite nice – this would be a great session beer.
Here’s the results of my first attempt at an IPA. The brew day (and the bottling session) was a bit of a cock-up but thankfully the beer has turned out really well!
Aroma – A slight yeasty aroma (most likely due to the crud in the bottom of each bottle), but this is masked mostly by a really powerful tropical fruit and citrus aroma.
Appearance – If you pour it right and avoid getting any of the crap out of the bottles it’s a clear light orange/brown colour, with a creamy white head.
Flavour – Matching the aroma for big big fruit flavours – citrus, kiwi, banana and a sweet maltiness too.
Mouthfeel – Light to medium body, good carbonation.
Overall – This has to be the best beer I’ve brewed yet, and it’s a bloody nice IPA to boot – once you manage to separate the beer from the crud that is!
Would I brew it again? – Oh yes, I’ve already ordered another bag of galaxy hops! This turned out way better than I expected, the next time i’ll make sure I have a better brew day and manage to bottle more…
Aroma – Not really much of an aroma to be honest. Only very slight notes of malt/caramel and hoppy resin.
Appearance – Gold with an orange tint, and crystal clear. It also has a bright white head that stayed around nicely.
Flavour – Slightly malty, very piney and a medium-dry finish. Not really much of a citrus character, but a good medium-high hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied and quite high carbonation giving a dry feeling in the mouth. There’s a slight warmth in the aftertaste.
Overall – An average American IPA. Drinkable, but not awesome.
Would I buy more? – It’s ok, I might buy another one in the future, but I don’t think it’d be a regular…
Beer #2 from the BeerBods is a lager! Not my favourite type of beer (by a long shot) but we’ll give this one a go…
Aroma – Only very slightly malty, a slight fruit note to it too. There’s not really a lot to it to be honest.
Appearance – Clear and very very pale straw in colour. The white head died off about 20 seconds after pouring…
Flavour – Crisp, dry, sweet and pleasantly bitter.
Mouthfeel – Light bodied with a most definite carbonic bite on the tongue.
Overall – A cold, light, refreshing lager.
Would I buy more? – Probably not. Not really my kind of beer to be honest, but quite a nice light lager…
So this is the first beer from the BeerBods case I got delivered the other week. I have to say that this is a good first beer! Nice and refreshing. 🙂
Aroma – Slightly hoppy and grassy, with a touch of citrus.
Appearance – Light straw colour, brilliantly clear, with a nice bright white head that lasted well.
Flavour – Matching the aroma, it has a light, hoppy, grassy taste. This is matched with a delicate malty flavour that’s slightly biscuity. It’s also quite dry, making it quite drinkable.
Mouthfeel – Medium-light bodied and quite well carbonated. The carbonation gives it a quite harsh bitterness, but it doesn’t distract too much from the flavour.
Overall – A light, refreshing blonde ale that’s really quite drinkable.
Would I buy more? – I would have to say yes. It’s definitely one for a warm summers afternoon.