Thursday 18 March 2010

Gentle Jane Update

I have just tasted Gentle Jane. She was racked yesterday. I really like her. The aroma is almost perfumed, with sweet citrus, sherbert lemons and a hint of ginger. The taste is superbly bittersweet with so much going on that every sip is another experience. The trappist yeast has really stamped its mark on the beer with its characteristic rounded fruits and this seems to blend seamlessly with a real punch delivered by the hops and heat of the spices. The chilli and ginger work well with the hops adding to their impact on the palate. Most importantly, I think, is that even though she's got loads going on she's still eminently drinkable.

Hopefully the festival goers rate her as highly as I do.


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