Drinking away the oppressive heat.

With the oppressive summer heat on the horizon, my taste in beers turn to the lighter side. This summer Texas is blessed with a couple of new summer offerings:

Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Beer: Brooklyn Summer Ale
Style: English Summer Ale
ABV: 4.5%
Rating out of 5: 3.7
Reviewed on: 05-11-2009

Appearance: Beer pours a deep crystal clear gold. Short white head, falls to a ring. Leaves some lacing down the glass.

Smell: Initial aroma of fresh cut grass and hay. That’s followed by a bit of bready/toasted malt. Theres also a bit of citrus present as well.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Grassy/herbal hops up front. Followed by a bit of citrus twang. Hops backed up by a bready/toasty malt backbone. The finish is dry and a bit earthy.

Mouthfeel: Light Bodied and crisp.

This is another nice summer quaffer. I will undoubtedly be keeping this stocked in the fridge during these upcoming months.

Brewery: Harpoon Brewery
Beer: Harpoon Summer beer
Style: Kolsch
ABV: 5.5%
Rating out of 5: 3.75
Reviewed on: 05-7-2009

Appearance: Pours a bright gold. Has a short white head. Falls to a ring, and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Grainy malt upfront. Followed by some lemon and noble hop aroma.

Taste: Its much like the nose. Citrusy lemons upfront. Thats followed by some malty graininess. Plenty of spicy noble hops. The finish is dry and grainy.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied.

This is one fine kolsch. Another top notch brew for the hot summer months


~ by thebrewgeek on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

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