The minutes of the beer club tasting. 8/13/2010
This is the 24th session.
1. Sebago Single Batch Series – Dark Wheat Project. American Dark Wheat Ale. The Dark Wheat Project- a joint group effort. We invited 20 craft beer lovers to brew with us for a cause: the American Lung Association’s Trek across Maine. Our guest brewers helped us carefully blend several varieties of dark specialty wheat malts with barley. At 7.5% Alc. by Vol., this black creation is an uncommon version of the traditional wheat beer. Thank you to our generous guest brewers for their labor and enthusiasm to make Dark Wheat Project and the Trek a success.
Dennis; Pours a non see thru black! Big heavy malt taste, flavor stays in mouth for awhile. Some nose and taste of a porter with some sweet in there. I liked a lot. 8 Out of 10!
Allen; not my style but ok for 7.5%. Roasty, some bitterness not bad, one try is enough! 7 Out of 10!
2. Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #32 – Potts Land bier. A collaboration with our friends at Potts Brauerei in Oelde, Germany, this amber-hued lager has a smooth body and spicy hop character. Stats: ABV – 4.8%, IBU – 30, OG – 12
Dennis; pours a golden ruby, nice Euro smell and taste. Smooth but some what watery. Clean hoppy nose, would be good for summer brew! 6.5 Out of 10!
Allen; tough one to taste. Very mild light beer. Slight spiciness, not bad! 6 Out of 10!
3. Otter Creek. Stovepipe Porter. Is made in the traditional porter style, and is a favorite with all porter lovers. Ruby-black in color, Stovepipe Porter has a rich palate and a roasted, hoppy aroma. It is delicious on its own or with a meal, and tastes great with chocolate.
(OG: 1054, 30 IBU)
Dennis; good average porter! 6 Out of 10!
Allen; tastes like regular porter, nothing special! 5 Out of 10!