Inspired by the one and only Qui-Gon, this beer is a beautiful blend of maltiness, hop aroma, and bitterness. The aroma is a combination of the smooth malt and aromatic hops. The noble hops, Saaz, takes the lead and adds a clean herbal and spicy aroma that accentuates the smoothness of the beer. The malt balances that with a hint of sweetness that makes it almost indistinguishable from the hops. The color is a brilliant red color that really shines in the light and invites a good inspection of color before luring you in with it’s inciting aromas. What can I say? I really am enjoying the smoothness and the wonderful balance of malt, aroma, and bitterness. Overall, the bitterness is fairly low and sits just where it should right behind the outstanding aroma. It’s not overpowering at all, but sits slightly on your tongue reminding you to take another sip. All this totally makes up for the rapidly diminished head. While it lasts, it’s color is a off-white, slightly tan color. The carbonation levels of this beer are low and allow you to feel the smoothness of the beer and taste the malt. This beer is good cold out of the fridge, or at room temperature, which makes it good for any season.
3.75 lb. Munich LME
2 lb. Marris Otter
1 lb. Honey Malt
2 oz. Roast Barley
.3 oz. Belma Hops (10.4% aa) @ 30 minutes
2 oz. Saaz hops (3.2% aa) @ 15 minutes
1 tsp. Irish moss @ 15 minutes