Monday, 9 February 2015

January 19, 2015

15/1289) Home:  Old Tomorrow Pale Ale by Old Tomorrow of Ontario:  **;  4.9%;  brewed with Canadian barley and rye, old and new world hops;  rye bite to nose;  rye and malted barley duke it out in taste;  dry, bitter old world hop finish;

This was brewed in honour of Sir John A. MacDonald.  Had I been thinking I would have consumed this on the 11th, which was his 200th birthday.  It is entirely possible that it earned an extra half star on sentiment.

16/1290) Home:  Sorachi Ace by Brooklyn Brewery of New York, U.S.A.:  **;  7.6%;  bottle refermented;  brewed with the usual ingredients plus sugar;  an unfiltered farmhouse ale with Sorachi Ace hops;  cloudy, dark yellow;  nose is lemony, tea-like;  quite unlike a typical farmhouse;  there is a hint of pepper but also tannin and citrus notes;


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