Micro Giant

Louisiana
United States
Micro Giant, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

A classic style done up our way. A sturdy amber malt backbone dosed with Belgian Candi Sugar for a body and viscosity that just won’t quit. Brewed with Belgian yeast for a punch of fruity esters. A well rounded and impossibly quaffable beer clocking in at 6.8%.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
Hops: 
Tettnang
Malts: 
Pilsner, Munich, Special B, Biscuit
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Micro Giant by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is a Belgian-style dubbel and was judged as such according to the BJCP 2015 guidelines (sub-style 26B). It poured a translucent mahogany into the glass, forming a thin white head with modest retention. The aroma led off with an intense caramel and dark fruit (especially raisiny) nose, followed by some spicy noble hops in the background. Dominant flavors were also produced by specialty grains that yielded the distinctive dark fruit esters that are a hallmark of the dubbel style, and by the signature Trappist yeast that blends and amplifies the flavor contributions of both the hops and multiple grain additions. The mouthfeel included a medium body, the robust carbonation typical of the style, as well as slight warming from the alcohol produced by the rich malt bill and the even richer Trappist yeast.

This beer’s drinkability is high due to the artful blending of all these style-appropriate ingredients in correct proportions. If anything, this beer avoids some flavor excesses found in a few dubbels brewed in either Belgium or the U.S.by heavier-handed brewers at the kettle and should be applauded for that.

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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