Friday, June 24, 2011
BowThai 2.0 review
Appearance: beautiful deep amber/copper color, slight haze, finger and a half of off-white head that slowly dissipates to a nice ring of foam with decent lacing
Aroma: lots of spice...coriander, ginger, licorice (basil) blended with smooth honey and coconut
Flavor: earthy lemongrass, melded together with same spices found in the aroma and medium hop bitterness, sweet honey and coconut balance it out with a bit of alcohol warming, and that oh-so-familiar spice (heat) on the finish
Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy feel that balances out the spice like a wonderful Thai curry, really nice body...and the *new* carbonation level is perfect
Overall: This beer is my baby, and I love it. I still consider this a work-in-progress, and it will be perfect someday. Next time I brew it, the one change I would make would be a cooler fermentation temperature (I didn't control the temp for this AT ALL because it wasn't my own house) for a slightly more well-rounded and mellow flavor. Still, this is a great beer to drink with Asian food, and it's definitely not too "weird." You can still enjoy this beer anytime.
BowThai 2.0 Brew Day 4/2/11