Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
By scot in Home Brewing on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
It doesn’t seem like six weeks have passed since I brewed my first batch of Caddy Tan an American brown ale. This is my third tasting of the beer with my first coming only a week after it was brewed. It is much better now.
Look: Deep brown with an inch of creamy, tan foam. Retention is quite good with a somewhat sticky lacing throughout.
Aroma: Orange citrus hits the nose first while roast and chocolate malt along with touches of fruity hops add some complexity. A touch of sweeteness can be found but that could be part of the hops actually.
Taste: Light chocolate and roast flavors take a backseat to a sweet orange end. This is joined by a light bitterness that the fades quickly, while being joined by a touch of chocolate and roast.
Drinkability: The light bitterness of the overall beer, as well as the sweet orange and fruity hops, make it quite easy to drink. Medium carbonation with the same mouthfeel, there is a dry mouth feel that sets in.
Overall: Since my original tasting the beer has rounded out nicely. The beer is much more bitter when cold and definitely needs a chance to warm. The aroma is probably the hightlight. The taste seems faint, from the malt end, but the hops add a very juicy finish. In spite of my complaints that I left a lot of aroma in the hop bag on bottling day, I think there is a nice amount of hop aroma.
I would definitely make the beer again. Going to have the TNBC guys give it a taste tonight to get some more feedback. Enjoy!
Useless Fact: Bees have five eyes. There are three small eyes on the top of a bee’s head and two larger ones in front.