So I have been talking to Carly for a while now about starting a beer journal. Since I have not been using this site for anything productive over the past 2 years, I figured why not try again. So this time we are going to go with a personal beer journal. I am going to keep my judgements short and to the point. The criteria will be look, smell, taste, feel, drink. I will eventually get to writing about all the standards like Coors, Bud, Yuenglingm Heineken, etc etc. But, I for the first couple, I am going to write about new beers/micro brews that I am trying for the first time. I am going to try to have one or two new beers per week. I hope the soon to be wife doesn't mind.
So this weekend I tried two new beers; Allagash Black and Franziskaner.
Allagash Black is a Belgium style stout, recently added to the Allagash family.
A: The pour was a very dark brown, almost black. The foam was tan and there was a slight aroma of roasted malt.
S: Roasted Malt/Vanilla/Slight Caramel
T: Roasted Vanilla/Nutty Flavor, hint of espresso, caramel aftertaste
M: Not as smooth as a Guinness, heavy body, slightly carbonic
D: Allagash Black is very drinkable on a cold fall evening. Not sure how many I could drink in one sitting, it is a bit heavy and the carbonation would get to me. Overall I thought is was good Guinness alternative.
Franziskaner is a German brewed Hefe-Weisse.
A: Golden-brown pour, bubbly/foamy white head
S: Strong banana scent and other spices.
T: Zesty wheat flavor with a hint of spice and banana.
M: Light to medium with a high level of carbonation.
D: Good. This is a very easy beer to drink.
Serving type: Draft
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