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)