Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Joe's Strong Ale
As I have stated in the past, I am always willing to give my friends' home brews a try and feature them on the site. My friend Joe, who has been brewing for about a year, invited me over to sample his Strong Ale. The beer pours a dark amber color with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is malty with caramel and fresh pine hops. The taste is big and malty with a good amount of caramel. I would estimate the alcohol content is be approximately 7.0% ABV. Overall, the Strong Ale has a similar profile to Stone Arrogant Bastard but a little less malty. I like the dry hoppy finish that he was able to achieve with this beer, and I look forward to future offerings from Joe.