Wednesday, 28 April 2010

When you love something so much, what do you do about it?

You make a beer after it, that's what you do.



Helen's beer (5.7%) is packed with sweet marmalade, toffee, chunky yeasty fruit, bready malt and subtle orange like flavours. Big, bold and approachable with some nice rounded fruit flavours (enhanced by the use of Amarillo hops) present that are intended to exemplify Helen's more bubbly outgoing character. This is layered over the rich malt mouth feel created by unmalted oats and large quantities of crystal malts to express the rich, warm nature of my lady's personality.

I quite enjoy making beers after things I like. So far I have done my wife, a relative, my Scottish friend Mark (an 80 shilling) and my next challenge, the Dog. If anyone were to read that last sentence alone without the '(an 80 shilling)' part, they may misinterpret and be slightly shocked. None the less, I will be tweaking this brew as part of its development.

9 comments:

Cooking Lager said...

As a gesture it's kinda weird, but kinda works. It falls down when you name a beer after the dog, though.

Even if the beer named after the missus is the better beer, naming a beer after the missus and another after the dog might not be appreciated.

Rob said...

Maybe so Cookie but by coincidence our dog is called Troy. With a wife called Helen it kindof fits and gives me a good excuse to do one. Will probably be brewed in october as thats Troy's birthday.

wendy said...

You never mentioned Al's beer after your grandad.

wendy said...

You never mentioned Al's beer after grandad

Mark said...

That sounds like a great beer Rob, nice one.

Rob said...

Wend, the 'relative' part was refering to Big-Al ale.

wendy said...

looks like it has a good head on it.

Rob said...

Indeed Wend. Helen is a very intelligent lady.

Phuong said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................