Evaluating Williams Red Ale
A couple of weeks ago, I kegged the Williams Red Ale kit I brewed. I sampled it the other day, and what follows are my notes. I should make it clear that I am evaluating the beer I made, not the kit itself. A better brewer would make a better beer!
Appearance (0-3): Cloudy amber with ruby highlights. Light head, very light, is tan colored and disappears quickly, leaving faint Belgian lace along the glass. 1 point.
Aroma/Bouquet (0-4): Roasted malts predominate with a caramel smell. Hops are faint, merely an accent. 3 points.
Taste (0-10): Hop/Malt balance (4): The malt is apparent first, with the hops lingering on the back of the tongue, lingering for several moments after drinking. 4 points.
Aftertaste (3): Hops linger, mentioned above. Slowly fades. A slightly metallic off taste (maybe contaminated?) 2 points.
Mouthfeel (3): Not watery. Satisfying. 3 points.
Overall impression (1-3): Goes down easy without an alcohol kick. Exactly what I was hoping for. Slight, slight, slight metallic taste but after three, who cares? 2 points.
Williams Read Ale score: 15 points.
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