I've been a beer lover for as long as I can remember. I have little formal training (I have taken a beer appreciation course), and I do not possess a "sophisticated palate". I simply know what I like and why. My tastes range from lagers to porters and everything in between. This blog is a collection of reviews, as well as a platform for my thoughts on all things beer. Cheers!
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
CCBC-Cherry Blossom Ale
Washington D.C. in the springtime--cherry blossoms are everywhere. So why not incorporate them into a brew? The Capitol City Brewing Company did just that with its Cherry Blossom Ale. The ale was reddish, almost rose coloured. It was topped with a thin ring of eggshell head and had a very sweet, almost floral aroma. The flavour was extremely sweet, with notes of cherry pie and flowers. The mouthfeel was quite thick, almost syrupy. In my estimation, the Cherry Blossom Ale was too sweet to drink more than one. It was an interesting, fairly unique beer, but not really what I'm looking for in a pint. Still, I'm sure that there are those out there who would really dig it. Worth a try for the novelty alone.