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Thursday, June 1, 2017
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I can’t say enough nice things about Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown New York, and are a fabulous brewery, brewing awesome Belgian and Belgian style beers. I excited to have received one of Brewery Ommegang beers from Brewpublik (www.brewpublik.com), Pale Sour Ale, 6.9% ABV, a Belgian Pale Ale. Pale Sour Ale pours a yellow golden color with a big two finger white head with great retention leaving behind some good lacing. Aroma is of tart apples with some slight alcohol and yeast, with a flavor of tart apples, semi-sweet notes a little bit of the yeast poking through on the back. This beer smells and taste outstanding and refreshing. Mouth feel is medium with a more alcoholic taste and some more of the tart apple on the finish. You get more tart flavors in the after taste with some fuller yeast notes. But as this Pale Sour Ale warms it get more alcoholic tasting. I think this beer was excellent, so it’s getting an A+ here. Great flavors through out and great for warmer weather, It really goes nicely with that. But it drinks like a beer that is a bit lower that the 6.9% ABV, which might be a little tiny bit dangerous. But I highly recommend trying Brewery Ommegang Pale Sour Ale. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Monday, May 29, 2017
I have a local beer from The Unknown Brewing Company here in Charlotte, NC. This is Rye Felicia Open Fermented Brett IPA, 5.4% ABV. This beer is fermented in an open vessel allowing the air where that vessel is to collect in the beer. Rye Felicia is brewed with a strain of yeast known as Brettanomyces. This is a non-spore genus of yeast referred to as Brett. Brett was typical viewed as contaminate and made off-flavors in beers. Usually this yeast is used in some Belgian style beer as well as American craft beers. Rye Felicia pours a hazy orange color with a big three finger off white head that has great retention, with spicy grapefruit aromas on the nose with a slight candied spiced orange. Rye Felicia as a big bold flavor of rye spices up front with some spiced grapefruit right behind that with some bitter orange on the back with bitterness, and a bitter hop finish that fades into a big spice funky after taste. The mouth feel is fuller and that might be from the yeast strain. The Unknown Brewing Company Rye Felicia Open Fermented Brett IPA is not something I am love with and I give it a C+. At first I found Rye Felicia to be a little harsh but as you drink it grows a little bit on you. So by the end of the sixteen-ounce pint can it was better then when I took the first sip. Definitely an interest beer and take on the IPA style. I don’t know if I would come have this again and would be my first choice at a bar, it will kill you taste buds making all other beers taste off or have very little to no taste. I will tell you to try Rye Felicia Open Fermented Brett IPA just cause it interestingly different for an IPA. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!