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Beer, Active Fermentation, Homebrewing

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For my friends who have never seen active fermentation in process, this video shows some yeast going to town. (Para os meus amigos que nunca viram o processo de fermentação, este vídeo mostra algumas leveduras tendo muita diversão). Homebrew Four Active Fermentation 07JULY2014

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Beer, Uruguay, Nortena – Cerveza de FNC SA / Anheuser-InBev

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N/ Nice blonde malts. Soft spring water. Quite unique were the distinct aromas of a freshly discharged shotgun shell (spent gunpowder) – if you shoot shotguns you’ll recognize this smell instantly. Steeped hay. T/ Full mouthfeel. Nice, round, alcoholic sweetness. Clean malts, soft yeast and toast flavors. Nothing too complex, but hits all the needed […]

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Beer, Brazil, Stout Porter, St. Gallen, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro

N/ Black coffee with honey. Dark, soft malts. Melting carmel squares. Spring water. T/ Brighter and cleaner than one would expect from her nose. Medium-full mouthfeel. Popping freshly brewed coffee. Citrus zested spring water. Unexpectedly clean and angular. Lightly salted black fruits. Long, coffee, acidic minerals, and dark chocolate finish. 750mls Price = 13R = […]

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Beer, Brazil, Irish Red Ale, St. Gallen, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro

N/ Brick dust and woody hops. Cedar, taffy, and a bit of dry earth aromas. Light swamp water, but restrained on the funk that sometimes comes with that. T/ Full mouthfeel. Round and full alcohol sweetness. Toasty malts, steeped wood. Lightly roasted coffee. Milk chocolate. Long, sweet, agreeable finish. 750mls Price = 13R (Brasil) = […]

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Beer, Brazil, Wheat Beer, St. Gallen, Weissbier, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro

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N/ Wonderful and rich cloves, bananas, and carmelized malts. Salty sea spray. Toasty yeasts. Clean, inviting, and soft. T/ Round, easy, but full mouthfeel. Christmas holidays in a glass. Clove and nutmeg floating on soft, nicely candied, malts. Delicious! Price = 14R (Brasil) = $6.50 US 750ml 5.5% alcohol http://www.cervejariastgallen.com.br/ N = A T = […]

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Beer, Dark Ale on Lees, Canada, Unibroue, Unibroue 17, (17th anniversary), Chambly, Quebec.

Note: 10% alcohol, not effing around.  Bottled 2011. N/ Wonderful, warm malts, and thick creaminess. Strong burlap. River rocks. Medium roasted, vanilla scented coffee. Honey on toast. Only fault on the nose is that the burlap aromas are a tad too strong. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Rich, deep , round malt and coffee flavors. […]

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Canada, Beer, Ale on Lees, Don de Dieu, Unibroue, Triple Wheat, Chambly, Quebec

N/ Banana bread. Light to medium funk. Yeasty taffy. Nutmeg dusted steamed pumpkin meat. Light apricot. White meat cold cuts. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. A rich medley of yellow fruit flavors with apricot and spiced malts. Sugar-kissed pumpkin stew. Touch of nutmeg-dusted egg nog on an exceptionally extended finish. Awesome and extremely easy to […]

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Beer, Nerds, “Gushing in canned beer: the effect of ultrasonic vibration”

For you beer lovers (and science-meets-booze fans), this post is for you.  (Please click on picture to expand – a short excerpt from a past beer article of mine).

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Beer, USA, Pliny The Elder, Russian River Brewing, California

This beer-geek favorite double IPA has… C/ Gorgeously burnt orange amber. Sort of otherworldly. N/ Orange liqueur, pine resin. Clean, driven, hoppiness. Soft leather. Citronella. T/ Medium, but quite sharp due to the hop blast, mouthfeel. Tangy citrus, orange, grapefruit, and pine. Lots of pine and green grass. Extremely extended, piney, finish. (The finish, in […]

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Canada, Beer, Ale on Lees, Trois Pistoles, Unibroue

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N/ Deep, round chocolaty malts. Sugar-dusted gunnysack. Wet leather. Nutmeg and spice. Oyster shells. Fantastic. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Warm, round, soft chocolates and stewed woods. Enough hops for balance but zero bite. Milk chocolate, malt, and mineral-kissed finish. Wow. I love this beer! http://www.unibroue.com Astounding. A+

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Beer, Ireland, Irish Dry Stout, Oyster Stout, Porterhouse Brewing Company

“Brewed with fresh oysters” sure as heck got my attention as I’ve long heard of this method but not yet had a try… N/ Incredibly clean soy sauce. Marine and salt wafts but no definitive oyster aromas. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Very clean. Dry. Roasty notes. Low hop bite. Medium high acid pop. Coffee with touches […]

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Beer, USA, Rock Bottom Brewery (Colorado), Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

    N/ Dark chocolate smeared all over burlap. Crushed granite sprinkled into coffee. Positively delightful. T/ Full mouthfeel. Dripping milk and bitter chocolate. Wonderful acid. Balanced, crisp, elegant. Wow. Price = $6.95 for a snifter.  A bargain. http://www.rockbottom.com/ Astounding. This is a phenomenal beer, aged in barrels from one of my favorite Bourbons. A […]

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Beer, USA, Pale Ale, Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado

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C/ Gorgeous amber – orange. N/ Fresh rope, fresh burlap, and nice crisp malts. Liquefied amber. Slightly crushed nuts (ouch!). T/ Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, round malts. Peaches and taffy, followed by a nice acid and wood snap. Round, long, somewhat flabby, finish with a mineral exit. A beer that is light enough for causal drinking […]

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USA, Beer, Allagash, White, Portland, Maine

Note: make sure to re-suspend the precipitated yeast at bottom of bottle before enjoying. N/ Woody, warm malts. Stewed vegetable garden. Nutmeg, canvas, cloves, soft white pepper, hint of banana. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel (I’d even call this “soft”, in a good way). Smooth, full malts. No hop bite. Smoked, yellow fruits. Nice acid […]

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Belgium, Beer, “Belgian Farmhouse Ale”, Saison Dupont, Brasserie Dupont, Tourpes

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N/ Round gunnysack. Round, light malts. Light leather. Faint citrus. Slight funk. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium acid. Liquid burlap. Crisp, but full. Mild hop bite. Tad salty. B+.

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USA, Beer, Ballast Point, Black Marlin Porter

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N/ Molasses. Thick chocolate. Super toasted. Woody. T/ Rich, thick multiple layers – but very smooth. No bite. Lovely porter flavors and body. A delight. Extremely food friendly. Retail = $4.29 for 22 oz at BevMo. Great deal ! Astounding-.

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USA, Beer, Karl Strauss, Pintail Pale Ale, California

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Cascade and Amarillo hops combine to make one of the absolutely most gorgeously perfumed beer noses I’ve ever encountered in a larger production beer. At time of tasting, was not yet sold retail, but is now, and you can get at Karl Strauss locales directly as well. N/ Lavender fields and fresh chamomile reduction. Light […]

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22 Brazilian Beers Reviewed – Muito Muito Bom!

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        I must say I was blown away by the across-the-board quality I witnessed from the big-production beers of Brazil. The big winners were: Everyday Beer: Skol & Itaipava Serious Beer: Bohemia “Confraria” – “Cerveja forte tipo Abadia” & Devassa’s Loura Dark Beer: Petra, Xingu, and Caracu All of the above – shockingly good. […]

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Beer = Boiled Flowers, Fungi Sex, and Ant Colony Algorithms

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      Are you aware that one of your favorite things to drink is a waste product from a sexual orgy of fungi? I thought not. 8,000 years ago a farmer left some barley outside in a shallow container. It rained that night. The next morning the farmer thought his harvest was ruined as […]

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USA, Beer, Stone Brewing Company, Smoked Porter

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N/ Yeasty milk chocolate. Burlap. Pond water. T/ Smooth with unique carbonation texture. Quadruple espresso.  Seared fruit. Well-done game. A bruiser yes, but a soft side is there.  Entertainingly complex. Brilliant+

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