Posts Tagged ‘pretty things beer and ale project’

Thursday Night American Craft Beer Tastings

Friday, March 9th, 2012
pretty things beer and ale project babayaga

Pretty Things Babayaga

Our Thursday night get together was light one participant, Chuck, but the rest of us picked up his slack. We plowed our way through five beers with a focus on stouts. It wasn’t planned that way, it is just the way that it came together.

The list (in the order the beers participated):

A mighty fine lineup of beers. Hopslam is starting to use the luster of the hops while the malt backbone is coming forward. Babayaga is interesting to say the least. Complex aromas and flavors that aren’t typically together in one beer. Ursa Minor is damn easy to drink and my first try at a weizen stout. B.O.R.I.S. was probably a bit young (date: 2011-12-29), making it a touch hot. I think aging would make this beer round out nicer. Founders was served way to cold. Letting it warm a bit brought the level of the drink up a bit but it wasn’t that beer that I remembered in the past.

Hopefully next week we can have the full group on hand. Enjoy!

Useless Fact: A queen bee may lay as many as 3,000 eggs in a single day.

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project Jack D’Or (365 Day 352)

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

pretty things beer and ale project

Another week has come to an end, seemingly quicker each time, so it is time to celebrate with an American craft beer.

I had heard good things about Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project back a couple of years ago. Of course, back then when I was chasing everything, I had to bite and find a few bottles. American craft beer number 352 is Jack D’Or by the aforementioned Pretty Things.

Jack is a Saison which just so happens to be one of my favorite styles of beer. Of course I hold beers of this style to a bit of a higher measurement that the rest and Jack disappoint, coming out better than the average beer. I would call it a clean Saison in that there wasn’t any sour or tart notes to go along with the sweet caramel and phenolic Belgian yeast. A good dose of carbonation, as expected, mixes with the light body to make for a refreshing mix. Enjoy!

Aroma: 6 (25%), Taste: 6 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 7.5

Useless Fact: Drinking lowers rather than raises the body temperature. There is an illusion of heat because alcohol causes the capillaries to dilate and fill with blood. In very cold weather drinking alcoholic beverages can lead to frostbite.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...