Monday, 24 August 2015

July 19, 2015

162/1436) Home:  Ninkasi by The Wild Beer Co. of England:  **;  9%;  named after the Sumerian goddess of beer;  a Belgian style saison brewed with New Zealand hops, Somerset apple juice and wild yeast;  it undergoes secondary fermentation using champagne yeast;  the nose is a blend of apple and yeast;  flavours of apple, champagne, yeast; there is a bitterness, uncharacteristic of a style that is usually sweet;

163/1437) Home:  Harbinger by Descendants Beer and Beverage Co. of Ontario:  **;  5.5% American Pale Ale;  nose is bitter and hoppy;  strong malty back bone offsets the hops until the dry finish;

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