Old Archaic almost a year later
I found a bottle of Old Archaic, a dark Belgian style beer brewed on 5/30. Poured it up just to see what it tastes like a year on. Has very little carbonation, but is quite clear and almost red. I smell dried fruit. Raisins? Prunes? A hit of alcohol. I pitched the dregs of some Chimay into the fermenter, and I can pick up some of those notes, too. Very nice, smooth beer with caramel, with hints of dried fruit in the finish. A bit thin, no doubt from the flaked rice, and almost certainly from the lack of carbonation. Fuck the judges who hated this! I think it's time to rebrew this bad boy.
posted by Jeff Holt at 06:17