Maybe the name is not very original, but let me assure you that my opinions on the beer are. If you are not shy of trying new beer, I am quite sure that I will have something for you.
Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2018
First review of my home brewed IPA ever - featuring DareQ from Beerstudio (berstudio.blog.pl)
As most of you have noticed, I have recently restarted my
brewing activities. Going through my notices and historical recipes I have
realized that one of my original beer actually got reviewed on a beer blog.
I started searching for the blog and the review, and have
found that the blogging platform will be closed at the end of the January.
Holly cow, this was the last moment to save it.
On top, I have contacted the author – DareQ and got his
permission to re-use the text on the blog.
Last problem was that the original review was in Polish.
After a few thoughts I have decided to let google translate to do the job and
paste the text below WITHOUT any changes.
It is readable and translates the message of the author
and then, nobody can tell that I have made the review better.
To put the reviewed beer in the context – the recipe for
Pliny the Eldest was originally designed to be a heavy West Coast Imperial IPA
in the style of Russian Rivers legendary Pliny the Elder. I really loved the
effects and decided to work on it. I have made some fine-tuning and the beer
have become – “Double Dare You”. No more a tribute, its separate entity now.
You could enjoy the bottle and the label on my Instagram (@beerlander.blogspot)
Below you will find:
Screenshot from the blog
in "Beerstudio" in a sense, "special stage". It is rare
that I never write about home beer to say nothing. Beers brewed by breweries
have the advantage that they can be easier or harder to get from here, the
review may encourage or discourage the purchase of a particular beer or be a
contributor to polemics if someone has already done so and picked up the beer
differently (and it certainly happens and I think that for completely normal).
In the case of this beer, I decided to make an exception, because the history
of how it hit me is also unique. Pliny the Eldest is a beer by Beerlander - a
blogger whom I met during a beer trip to Amsterdam. One of the conference
points was the so-called 'bottleshare session', in other words simple tasting
of beers brought by participants. These were usually craft brewing beers, but
among various inventions unearthed from the cellars of companions there were
also 2 bottles of home-made specimen which can be described as borrowed from
the world of music as tritune Beer of the legendary Pliny the Elder from
Russian River. How to inspire, it's the best! The first bottle was spilled in a
dozen or so of the most persistent participants on the 2nd day of the
conference, while the second bottle, to my great joy, was given to me as a
gift, for which I thank you very much! I mark out the original Pliny from
above, I have not yet had the opportunity to try, that's why there will simply
be no links to this inspiration in this tasting.
from the beginning intrigue suspiciously with dark colors. The deep amber color
and turbidity combined with the little abundant foam give it the appearance of
strong tea and suggest that it may be a 'very imperial IPA'. The feeling did
not disappoint! From the first nose very clear tropical notes. Very ripe papaya
and mango fruits do the job here. The aroma is really solid, intense and
powerful, slightly broken with an alcohol note, but in the end it's not just a
nice peanut. The aged Pliny comes with a blow in taste. There is power! The
beer is full, with lots of mango and tropical fruit. You can also feel caramel
(maybe a bit too much) and the sweetness that breaks the most at the finish.
While the smell of alcohol was a bit noticeable in the aroma, the beer is
incredibly well-arranged and smooth in taste. For a beer with this power is a
big plus. This element was able to support quite a long time before drinking -
in the Netherlands I drank it fresh, at home after almost 3 months but it was
still great. From a small mouthful in Amsterdam, I knew it would be my fairy
tale and the effect did not diminish at all with the whole bottle.
finally a real firecracker. I assumed that beer on this level is a specific
experience and a minimum of a few dozen brews on the account. It turns out that
it was one of the first attempts of self-brewing which, given the result,
raises really great respect. If it was 3 batch, then the 30th may lack the
scale. Thanks to Beerlander! Good luck and keep it up!