Year End Review

Experimental Review
Unloaded the cellar of small batch experimental brews and decided to make words of them. Their recipes called for rye, peated malt, hops, and a wide range of yeast. Of the beers sampled five were artisanal sours along with five standards. Two will be carried forward as full sized brews the others reworked. I’ve become obsessed note taking below are my comments.

Year End Review
Rye grass aroma with no hops includes some spicy clove character. Flavor is rye forward tangy and tart with medium light body. Rye malt slickness remains in the finish.

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Fields of hot grass aroma with a light earthiness. Flavor is complex with deep sun kissed tart citrus. The finish puckers but goes down well.

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Lacking carbonation yielding a sweet malt forward aroma. The essence is sour with a light bubble gum ester. Flavor is pleasant and non-offensive. As a farmhouse ale the finish is medium and gentle.

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Lacto nose with a hint of malt aroma. There are some detectable caramel notes but this ale needs more time and lacks complexity.

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Heavy hop aroma with no supporting malt. An easy drinking beer lacking body. Flavor is one-note but the finish is crisp. (Approach the next brew with more malt for addition body and aroma.)

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Belgian styled ale with spice sour notes more than lacto. The body is medium with puckering finish. Exceptional and highly drinkable.

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Sweet malt aroma heavy on the peat. Caramelized malt flavor with well balanced body.
(Clean up the flavor profile brew again.)

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Low hop aroma. Highly drinkable session beer with a slight huskiness.

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Low noble hop aroma with lightly fruity esters. Pilsner malt flavor with balanced approach to bittering hops. (Brew again offering more aroma.)

Blackman Brew Year End Review
Caramel malt aroma notes with low to no hop presence. Flavor is bitter with cumbersome German ale finish.

Blackman Brew Year End Review

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