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WalesAles
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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by WalesAles » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:39 pm

Blackout Stout Brewed by Monkeybrew. 8.5%ABV Bottled 24/04/12 Yes 2012!
There are only 2 bottles of this Stout left in the world!
My Dad and myself had the greatest of pleasure / honour to sample this legendary Stout today.
Great hiss on opening the bottle, pours nicely with a tight dark brown head. Smells chocolate, malty.
Tastes Awesome! Tiny bubbles tingle on the lips giving way to a massive Choco taste which lingers delicately on the back of the mouth!
2nd sup, Mmmmm there`s something burnt in there, can`t really say, then Dad (from Yorkshire) says `It`s Nutty! We used to drink Nutty Brown back up in
Cudworth, and this is it!`. Cheeks burning after 2 Sups, this stuff is a great Winter Warmer.
Well Done Monkey! :D :D :D =D> =D>
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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by Oli1979 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:03 pm

Howzat 4.8% :- The Kitch Inn
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Appearance: Clear amber colour, loosely packed off white head.
Aroma: Biscuit and Citrus
Carbonation: Lots of carbonation in the bottle, fizzy mouthfeel.
Flavour: Orange and wheat, bitter orange peel taste.
Bitterness: Mouthfull of bitterness that lingers on.
Notes: Doesn't drink like a 4.8%, doesn't taste that strong! Dry finish which leaves you wanting more.

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by Oli1979 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18 pm

Galaxy Chaser 4.2% ArmChair Brewery
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Appearance: Yellow/ Orange, crystal clear.
Aroma: Lager like & citrus.
Carbonation: Wow, really fizzy.
Flavour: Mouthfull of fizzy citrus, leading to a lovely light beer.
Bitterness: Very bitter at first that mellows out.

Oli1979

Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by Oli1979 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:21 pm

Four finger jack 5.6%:- Drumhead Brewery
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Appearance: Whispy white head, clear pale yellow/ orange colour.
Aroma: Citrus
Flavour: Alcoholic (almost whiskey like) lager, crisp beer.
Carbonation: About right for this style, On the high side but for me its spot on.

You can defenetly tell its a high alcohol content beer. But not a bad pint. :)

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by sunny_jimbob » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:57 pm

C IPA - Unknown Brewery

Good hiss to open, no head but pleasantly carbed light golden ale. Zesty fruit salad aroma promises refreshment. Zesty fruit on the nose with a light sweet malt backdrop. The fruit salad mingled with a solid bitterness gives a nice refreshing aftertaste. Nice pint.
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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sat May 03, 2014 4:09 pm

ImageBlack dog brews Homebrew, SNPA clone, not bad at all. #Barry44 by pdtnc, on Flickr

Barry44's SNPA clone, not bad mate :) maybe keep an eye on the fermentation's upper temperature and give the yeast time to do its clean-up job after FG is reached by chilling to 17c for 24 hours or so, nice going for the 5th Homebrew :) It goes particularly well with the Home made Coleslaw we just made :)

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by barry44 » Sat May 03, 2014 6:00 pm

pdtnc wrote:ImageBlack dog brews Homebrew, SNPA clone, not bad at all. #Barry44 by pdtnc, on Flickr

Barry44's SNPA clone, not bad mate :) maybe keep an eye on the fermentation's upper temperature and give the yeast time to do its clean-up job after FG is reached by chilling to 17c for 24 hours or so, nice going for the 5th Homebrew :) It goes particularly well with the Home made Coleslaw we just made :)
Thanks very much for your kind words and your observations.

Can you explain what is present in the finished product that made you comment as you did as this would be very helpful to me going forward? Was it a specific taste? The fact that is isn't too clear?

Any advice is gratefully received.

Once again, thanks for taking the time and reviewing.

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sat May 03, 2014 6:08 pm

Just a bit of diacetyl, the butterscotch type taste, a little on the nose then more on the taste... nothing to stop me finishing the pint like :)
Do you have a brewday thread for it?

barry44

Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by barry44 » Sat May 03, 2014 6:20 pm

What causes that?

I do have a brewday thread on it.

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AG#4 mysterio's SNPA

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sun May 04, 2014 9:15 am

diacetyl is a bi-product of fermentation, the yeast reabsorbs this at the end.

At work we do a diacetyl-rest so when the beer reaches our chill-gravity we chill it to 17c for 24 hours then down to 13c for a further 24 hours before moving the beer to conditioning tanks.

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by sunny_jimbob » Mon May 05, 2014 3:37 pm

Badger's Revenge - Oli1979

Quite high carbonation; got half a pint of beer and half of head! Really dark colour with ruby highlights. Magic fruity aroma, smells really refreshing. Fruit on the nose is quickly joined by a sweet sticky malt flavour and a bit of alcoholic heat on the tongue and the back of the throat. Strong bitterness comes through, and is joined by a delicious blend of fruity hop flavours. Cracking pint.
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Fermenting: AG#27 Spectroscope, AG#28 Astatine
Conditioning: AG#25 Event Horizon, AG#26 Planck Postulate, Kit#9 Delta
Drinking: AG#19 - Spectral Line, AG#20 - Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, AG#22 Inertial Confinement Fusion, AG#23 Nebula, AG#24 Olympus Mons

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by sunny_jimbob » Mon May 05, 2014 7:57 pm

Red Head Irish Ale - Joanne's Garage Brewery (can't remember the username for this one!)

Lightly carbed with a lovely colour that's on the border between deep copper and ruby. Earthy aroma with hints of red fruit. Dry and malty on the nose with a delicate fruitiness. Gentle bitterness comes through and compliments the slightly nutty malt perfectly. Nice pint, and a style I enjoy but don't see too often.
Planck Length Brewery
Fermenting: AG#27 Spectroscope, AG#28 Astatine
Conditioning: AG#25 Event Horizon, AG#26 Planck Postulate, Kit#9 Delta
Drinking: AG#19 - Spectral Line, AG#20 - Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, AG#22 Inertial Confinement Fusion, AG#23 Nebula, AG#24 Olympus Mons

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by WishboneBrewery » Thu May 08, 2014 7:02 pm

Drinking a Citra by Barry44, its jolly good stuff, nothing to fault other than my glass is emptying fast! :p

ImageHomebrew from barry44, tasting good by pdtnc, on Flickr

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Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by barry44 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:47 pm

pdtnc wrote:Drinking a Citra by Barry44, its jolly good stuff, nothing to fault other than my glass is emptying fast! :p

ImageHomebrew from barry44, tasting good by pdtnc, on Flickr
Thanks Ade, I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Oli1979

Re: Reviews of Member's Homebrew

Post by Oli1979 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:16 am

Proper Job 4.3%
Drumhead Brewery
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Pours a clear amber colour, looks fizzy but little to no head.
On the nose: fruits and watermelon.
Tastes bitter and fruity: wow a really lovely pint, fizzy and hoppy.
If it had a good fluffy white head, this beer would be near perfect!
I'd give it a 9/10 though: Exellent. :D

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