Wednesday, August 15, 2007

And On To the Beach

8/5-8/12: Spent the week camping at Kalaloch. Very nice. Though it took until Thursday to really unwind. The ten gallons of Red Ale was delicious. Firm malt: chewy, lightly sweet and raisiny, excellent bitterness: that bittering hop combination is a nice balance of "clean" and "dirty" bitternesses, good hop fragrances and flavors, and nice fruity esters: melon and pears. Carbonation was a bit on the low side which was fine. I usually just stick the keg in a bucket of water for cooling, so the beer pours at "cellar" temperature. Mmmm, nice and soft.

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