Re: Samuel Adams: World of Beer
That sounds like a real good beer, pedro. I'm going to have to give a look around for it once it comes out in bottles.
Over the past few days, I made a point to stop at both Jungle Jim's and Party Source, and let me say that if anyone loves beer, those are definitely places that shouldn't disappoint you as far as overall selection. I can easily see myself walking out with at least a half dozen different beers every time I walk in one of those two places. Hopefully one of them will stock the beer pedro recommends when it comes out in bottles.
I did pick up a few of the different Sammy Adams varieties that I hadn't remembered trying in the past. I enjoyed their Honey Porter tonight.
Description: Introduced as a member of the Winter Classics Mix Pack in 2004, Samuel Adams® Holiday Porter with its rich malt complexity has become a favorite among our winter seasonal brews. In total, five varieties of malted barley are used in the brewing process including a variety of German malt called Carafa®. The Carafa® gives our Holiday Porter its smooth, roasted malt character. Add generous portions of imported hops to the mix and one has a brew that is both robust and high in drinkability.
Brewing: Samuel Adams® Holiday Porter is brewed using East Kent Goldings and Fuggles, traditional British ale hops, as well as the German Noble Hop Spalt Spalter. It is dry hopped using the Goldings to give an even more authentic British hop character in both aroma and flavor. A small portion of flaked oats are also added to the brew’s complex blend of malt flavors. The oats help round off any roughness from the highly roasted malts and add a touch of silkiness to the finish.
Characteristics: Deep, rich, and roasty malt balanced with Traditional English Ale Hops and a touch of noble hop.
Color: Deep ruby black
Original Gravity: 16 Plato
Alcohol: 5.8% ABV
Malt Type: Two Row Pale, Caramel 60, Munich 10, Carafa malt, and Flaked Oats
Hops: Fuggles, East Kent Goldings, and Spalt Spalter
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
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