Wye Valley – Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale

Week three of BeerBods – this one’s much better than last weeks! ūüôā

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.

Single Hop IPA – Galaxy – Results

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 РA 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 РMatching the aroma for big big fruit flavours Рcitrus, 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…

Flying Dog – Snake Dog IPA

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…

Cotswold Brewing Company – Cotswold Lager

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…

Black Isle Brewery – Yellowhammer

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. ūüôā

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.