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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

White Sands - Longboat Key Golden Lager

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Longboat Key Golden Lager
White Sands Brewing

Sarasota, FL USA


Brain Damage Quotient = ?.? % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Light yellow-gold and clear in
Grain malt smell with a bit of hop aroma.

Fresh and yeasty smell.
Two finger, white fluffy head that leaves great lacing.
Grain and yeast taste; like white bread.
Very, very of carbonated.
Dry with bitter hops twang in finish.
Medium body. Easy to drink. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy 
I know, you've never heard of it, right?  Is it some exotic "must have" from some hole in the wall brewery?  C'mon, the anticipation is killing you....huh?

It's official, the Reaper has begun home brewing.  This is my first effort.  Named for the pristine white sand beaches of the west coast of Florida, I have entered the home beer making hobby. Alright, before we get too far ahead of ourselves it's time for full disclosure.  I had help...well - uh - er - ummm...ya' know; a Mr. Beer kit.

I'm already ahead of you with the snarky comments.  It's good for a first effort and although the review is here on the dark side at Ales From The Crypt, you can read all about it on the light side at Firkin Around, my alter, alter ego.

The brew was eh, so-so for a 'yellow beer' and a lager at that, but the box contains a blonde as well. We will be brewing that soon in the "Easy Bake Oven" of beer makers, so stay tuned for that.  I learned to follow the instructions to a 'T' and wasn't too disappointed with the outcome.  It taught me to home brew and now I want to scale it up a bit.

On another connection to Florida, I cracked open the first fully conditioned and chilled bottle to coincide with the 41st anniversary of the first lunar landing.  What was uttered so many years ago about the first steps on the surface of the moon could be said for my first home brew, "...that's one small step for man..."

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