Saturday, May 10, 2014
Columbus by Brouwerij ‘t IJ
Brouwerij ‘t IJ (9%)
This beer came all the way from Amsterdam courtesy of my brother in law, and damn it was fine. It was, it's fair to say, quite unlike any beer I can think of, but let's be honest, that's not saying much...
First off, you're punched slap bang in the face by a really smokey aroma. This, surprisingly, didn't carry through to the taste though. Alongside hefty helpings of hops, the big finish mellowed to notes of tart apple, and left a sour and bitter yet malty aftertaste. Unusual and complex; an acquired taste.