Sunday, August 22, 2010

A fond farewell to the Ale of Mark

We finished off the Ale of Mark last night at Mike's party--everyone seemed to like it. I think it made an ideal summer beer as it was both sweet and dry, both full-flavored and easy-drinking. That's the brewer's art right there: finding the right balance. I like a beer with a bit of fruit on the nose, like this one, but not too much. I like a malty, bready brew, but it has to have some bottom, too, and some tartness and bitterness to give it depth. Ale of Mark was one off my better efforts, I think, and I intend to do more with this first runnings/no sparge scheme that I played with back in July.

a.d. X Kal.Sep.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tasting Ale of Mark

Oh man, is it good! Smooth, silky, full-bodied . . . my god I'm not sure I can keep from drinking it all before Mike's party. Is that bad?

Non. Aug.