article about homebrewing in the Air Force in the Air Force Times, and was amused to find a quote from his former boss and fellow homebrewer.
His wife was kind enough to bring me the copy he snagged for me and she brought a bottle of his latest homebrew.
Tonight, I cracked his beer open and here is the review:
Style: Not really sure let's just call it a homebrew
1. Appearance - Cloudy, murky reddish brown, clearly unfiltered. A short yet persistent head providing a fair amount of lacing.
2. Smell - Sweet malty smell with a with a underling scent of alcohol. (A note on smell - I have a very limited sense of smell, that comes and goes, so my opinions on beer smells should be taken with a grain of salt... That being said, my nose must have been working that day!)
3. Taste - Strong sugary sweet roasted malt taste coupled something that reminds me of a mix of beats and raisins. Reminds me of a stronger version of my Frankenbrew. A twangy bitter-sweet end with a fairly strong alcohol flavor.
4. Mouthfeel - Surprisingly light bodied, lacks carbonation, but that may not have been true for the entire batch.
5. Drinkability -The brew shows this young brewer's potential. He didn't take the easy way out and make a batch from a "Betty Crocker" recipe in a box. He took a chance and made a beer, one that wont win any prices, but at the end of the day is a flovorful brew