Hey, Trigger here. Let me be honest, I helped to brew this beer. This was a recipe I created a few years ago with the intent of having my own spicy drinking IPA at home. Well, after sitting on this recipe, last year Joe had mentioned he wanted to brew a rye beer. As a giggles, I showed him this. It was green lighted. While we did make the beer last year, the final product isn’t what I had imagined.
This year the discussion was to make this beer again. Stephen and I made a few tweaks from recipe to fermentation. The final product represents what I wanted. A drinkable beverage, with some citrus notes up front and a dry rye finish. To be Star Wars nerdy, it’s bittered with millennium hops, and flavored with Falconer’s Flight.
I want you all to drink it and tell me what you think. I can say I’m pretty proud of this particular beverage. Let me know what you think.
Hey, Trigger again, writing about Maltese beer. Today, the beer up for the blog is Tupac Sha’more. Maltese has created a S’more milk stout. I guess the first thing I should explain is milk stout. A milk stout is simply a stout that adds lactose, which is milk sugar. I should be upfront. I love milk stouts, even if I’m a bit lactose intolerant. They have a nice sweetness that makes them almost candy like in flavor.
This particular beverage is designed to replicate a S’more. While I don’t know if that is exactly possible with beer, I do detect chocolate and vanilla flavors in the front of the taste. I also get a graham cracker flavor, solidly on the finish. It’s pretty sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. The first test batch came out way too sweet, and lessons were learned.
Milk stouts are usually around 6 to 7 percent abv. This comes out exactly in the middle at 6.5 percent. This is a great beer to end the night on, paired with a meal as a dessert. Give this one a shot, I think you’ll like it.
Hey everybody, hope all is swimmingly great! Maltese has released Brass Coupling version 2.0. Kentucky Common was a beer made in the 1850′s that was brewed quickly and put into serving containers while the beer was still fermenting. This means the beer would change rapidly during it’s time at the saloon, and was known by many as a dark cream beer.
Brass Coupling follows the pattern of a fast fermentation. It was in the fermenter for only 6 days. The only difference from this beer and the original 1850′s version was that Maltese brought the temp to serving temperature quickly, cleaning it up more effectively.
As far as flavors, you’re going to detect a lot of bready and cracker notes at the very beginning, a middling body, and a slightly sweet finish. You will notice a malty aroma, with a possibility of cigar tobacco, depending on your nose.
This is still a quick drinker, and it tastes “older” than you’d think for drinker, as those beers usually age for a time. See what you think, you can buy a couple and share with friends.
Enjoy and see you at Maltese!
First of all, hello! My name is Jeffrey Trigger. I like to drink Maltese beer. About me, I am a beer lover of all styles, enjoy brewing at the homebrew level, and good conversation about beer. The folks at Maltese were kind enough to have me write about their beer. They did give me one caveat, and that was to write it so all could understand what I’m talking about. So you have it on my honor, I’ll write this to the best of my ability without sounding like a snob.