Thursday, March 20, 2014
All About Beer: Everything You Don't NEED to Know
I have acquired an inexplicable interest in beer. On Monday, I bought an assortment of beers and carried them out of the store in a six pack holder that described the different brews. I have shared the information below.
ALES: THESE BEERS USUALLY YIELD A FRUITIER, MORE ROBUST TASTE CREATED BY COMBINING TOP-FERMENTING YEAST AND WARMER BREWING TEMPERATURES.
Choose your ALE:
Belgian Style Wheat Ale has a subtle citrus aroma & slightly tart flavor--very refreshing.
Amber Ale has citrusy aromas, sweet caramel notes, & a smooth finish.
Brown Ale is malty, with hints of caramel & chocolate.
India Pale Ale (IPA) has a pronounced hoppy aroma & flavor with substantial maltiness.
LAGERS: TYPICALLY ON THE DRIER, CRISPER END OF THE TASTE SPECTRUM, LAGERS ARE CREATED BY USING BOTTOM-FERMENTING YEAST AT COOLER TEMPERATURES.
Choose your LAGER:
American Lager has balanced hops & a crisp, dry finish.
Marzen has a complex malt character, mildly hopped.
Pilsner has pronounced hops bitterness & aroma with a refreshing finish.
Bock has a warm, toasty taste with rich, sweet caramels.
(After reading all of this, my head is spinning. Too much information or too much beer?)