Today, myself and a friend from work decided that it was about time we try home brewing for ourselves. We visited a local home brew shop, purchased a starter kit and bragged to all who would listen that our home brewed beer will be the finest in all the land. Will it be? Only time will tell. I just hope it won’t be anything like todays beer.
Beer #64 is Fleur De Lehigh by Philadelphia Brewing Company. A Belgian Pale Ale with an ABV 4.5%…sounded good but oh how things can go south in a hurry…or in this case a pour.
My first indication something was wrong was in the pour. I could have sworn that there were quite a few chunky particles being released into the glass. Sure enough when I held it up to the light, swirling around were a bunch of chunks of I don’t know what. Some were the size of salt crystals, big salt crystals… similar to the sea salt you may find on a table at a restaurant. If you look close in the photo above, you can see the particles. The color was a murky gold color. The nose was absolutely horrible. The aromas were sour, acetic, vinegar…obviously a beer that has gone bad. I took a few sips, very unpleasant. This one went right down the drain. This was another first for me…I have never had a beer that has gone bad.
I won’t give a rating since it would be unfair to rate a spoiled or bad beer.
To keep the 365 going I had a brew by Magic Hat, Blind Faith. It was getting late so I will give my opinions of that one (I have another in the fridge) later in the week.