Thursday, May 17, 2012
Selin's Grove Brewing Laird Apple Brandy Barrel Blonde
Selin’s Grove Brewing Laird Apple Brandy Barrel Blonde was tapped, a trip to Selinsgrove was triggered. The beer pours a golden color with specks of white head. The aroma consists of apple, brandy, yeast, and lemon. The taste is light and sweet with plenty of yeast on the front end, yielding a nice earthiness to the beer. The apple brandy lightly burns on the finish and a toasted oak flavor appears in the after taste, but it takes a while to arrive. Light bubbles also tickle the tongue. The alcohol content is 7.0% ABV. I really loved the flavors in the beer, and absolutely appreciated how long the toasted oak flavor took to arrive on the tongue. However, the body was a little lacking, and I think this beer could have benefited from more time spent in the barrel. Either way, it is worth drinking, I just think more time would have made this beer a home run.