Saturday, November 05, 2011

Alchemy Olde Ale ~ homebrew by Gerry Solorzano

Appearance: cloudy mango and cantaloupe under a pithy patch of bubbles.

Nose: dry, Bretty, brittle, and sour in the back. Plum, grape, peach, and apricot skins. Sauvignon and pinot grigio grapes. Brushed leather, horse and barn dust. Musty.

Palate: spice in the middle with a touch of sweetness – mango, cantaloupe, apricot, and peach blend. Dry in the back and along the sides – Brett, dust, musk. Green grape skins – Sauvignon Blanc and pinot grigio, un-oaked. Hint of cedar chips in the back. Slightly tart kiwi. Middle is enjoyable tannic and tart and tingly. Dry leathery finish.

Final Thoughts: for a “mistake” of a homebrew, Alchemy Olde Ale ended up being one of my favorite beers of the night. Props to Gerry – you always bring something tasty and interesting to our Brewpostle Gatherings. It’s a pleasure to share in them. 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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