The minutes of the beer club tasting. 1/14/2011
This is the 26th session.
1. Infinium our brewers worked for two years with the world’s oldest brewery, Germany’s Weihenstephan, to create this unique new beer style. A groundbreaking brew, made with only the four traditional ingredients: malted barley, hops, water and yeast, Infinium™ is a crisp champagne-like beer with fine bubbles and a fruity, spicy aroma. The crisp clean malt character and delicate fruit notes in this beer are complemented by a slight citrus flavor from dry hopping with Bavarian Noble hops. Bottle conditioning adds another layer of complexity and light spice notes. Used flute glass.
Dennis; Amber color, light mouth malty taste, euro nose. Very Good! 8 Out of 10!
Allen; Fruity smell, very mild for 10%, smooth easy drinking. 8 Out of 10!
2. Lefty’s IPA. A reasonably hopped ale with balanced hop to gravity ratio. Citrus notes with a dry finish. 6.60% ABV IBU 71. Used pint glass.
Dennis; Hazy amber color, sweet mouth, hops in there, strange nose? Very good but different! 8 Out of 10!
Allen; Smells like olive juice, very unique flavor, tastes like feet! 7 Out of 10!
3. Clown Shoes Black IPA. Hoppy Feet has been lovingly crafted by combining premium malt with lots of Amarillo and Columbus hops. Grapefruit and Pine are balanced on the nose and on the palate by a nutty, dark chocolate, roasted backbone. 7. % ABV. Used pint glass.
Dennis; Black color, dart malt taste and hops, clean citrus nose, “light hoppy porter”, very good. 8 Out of 10!
Allen; IPA smell notes, some citrus, taste is malty, some bitter, mild chocolate, roasty and bitter on the back. 7 Out of 10!