Thursday, July 28, 2011
Amber Ale (Round Barn Brewery, Baroda, MI)
Here's an example of how a change in location can make a difference. Tried the draft sample of this beer at the tasting room just off I-94 and liked it a lot, including a clean and clear hop presence in the nose. In the bottle, the dark red and brownish highlighted beer has a flat nose: a bit of malt and a light spice, and wet cardboard??? Sour taste with malt and some of the hop and, seemingly, not very fresh. Got this from the tasting room, so hard to believe that it wouldn't be up to date. Maybe a bad bottle, and since I've got two more, I'll revise the review if it changes.