Jerome Andean Red Ale (Jerome Roja) – Jerome Brewing Co (Argentina)

Jerome Andean Red Ale (Jerome Roja) – Jerome Brewing Co, 6% ABV, (El Salto, Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina)

-Brewed slowly with barley malt from the Argentine pampas, Patagonian hops, and Andes pure mountain spring water.

On the side label:

“This is an Andean Red Ale of great character. Slightly bitter, with toasted caramel flavors and long-lasting notes of spice and fruit on the finish. Aged 3 months prior to bottling.”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: C+
  • Why I kind of like it: buttery mouthfeel, toasted malted caramel
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek, Summer 2010
  • How much: $8 for 660ml
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting Notes: pours caramel brown with a good sized dissipating head, beautiful and bountiful CO2 streams, micro carbonation with thin top retention, sticky lacing all around. Faint dark malts and caramel on the nose. Excellent buttery soft smooth mouthfeel, 6/10 bittersweet caramel up front, traces of cinnamon spice, a bit of malts and bitter hops, medium off-dry hopped lingering sour bitter finish. Low-medium complexity, medium depth, medium length, medium-high body. All-around good beer, but nothing terribly wow in the now. The sourish finish is somewhat unpleasant without any food to wash it out.