After we returned from our trip to Madison back in August, I put up a run-down of our trip in a short series of posts. I did a lot of telling, but I also found a question on our trip, and I asked it. Suddenly I realize that no one answered it. It wasn’t a rhetorical question; I really was curious.
Here it is:
I did, however, notice a common theme in a few Midwestern Belgian beers. In at least three or four beers I had, I noticed a common yeast character that I didn’t really enjoy. If these were my first exposure to Belgian styles, I may not like Belgians the way I do. Scary thought. I wasn’t taking notes, and the quantity of flavors that passed over my tongue cloud my memory. Ale Asylum’s Happy Ending was one of these beers. I had several others that I’m convinced used the same yeast at the festival, but I’d be speculating wildly to toss out specific examples (having tried a lot of beers from a lot of [in some cases unfamiliar] breweries). Any body know what’s pestering me?
Seriously, does anybody know?
Here’s another question I asked in that post: Did I mention that my mom was visiting me this weekend? That, however, was pretty much rhetorical.
Oh, yeah, and I once challenged everybody to put a tasting together and report back. Reports have been lamely zero. Buck up, guys.