Sunday, May 13, 2007

First 100% Brett Beer: 2nd Tasting

It has been 2 months since my last "Official" tasting of my First 100% Brett Beer, so I thought I would give it an update.

Appearance – Beautiful, thick, meringue like head. The beer is clear amber on the second pour some sediment comes out as well. The steady streams of bubbles keeps the head inflated perfectly.

Smell – Mild aged Brett funk, starting to get a bit more barnyard (like Mo' Betta, but not nearly as much). Light spicy hops, they have faded since the last tasting.

Taste – Still not very funky, but definite earthiness. Nice balance between hoppiness and dryness. Not sweet, and still without and real tart/sourness. I may up the finishing hops next time around to keep the spicy finish around longer.

Mouthfeel – Prickly carbonation, light body, very refreshing. Carbonation is slightly stronger than before, but no danger of gushing.

Drinkability/Notes – A great session beer for this warm May evening. I wonder if it was the extra O2, acid malt or fermentation temp that caused my batch of Mo' Betta Bretta to get funky so much faster than this one.