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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cherry Hoppin' Ale

Week two in the bottle results:  Aroma of fresh cherries, and other fruit, and just a whiff of smoke.  Flavor: Nice sweetness upfront from the cherries and the malt, transitioning to cherry tartness, a little smoke in the background, and a nice lingering flavor of tart cherries. There is also a light hint of citrus from the hops.
I created this beer for summer barbecues and it complements barbecued foods very well.  The smoke pairs well with foods cooked on the grill, and the tartness balances the sweetness of barbecue rubs and sauces.  I think a little more age on it will balance it out, so we'll give it a try in about two weeks!  Thanks for reading!  Cheers! 

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