After almost a week (bottled last Monday) conditioning, I decided to have a taste of one of the bottles of Dark Cerveza. As you can see the picture is of a beer that has had a few mouthfuls taken from it.
Firstly let me remind you that this was a kit ceveza that I made some modifications to but was just brewed to kill time before the Rugby started and to get rid of my last kit so I could move to full extract brewing. All I can say is Holy crap this is a nice beer! The first thing I noticed was the strong fruity aroma. It is a sort of strawberry aroma. This follows through to the taste. Carbonation is excellent, it has a solid mouthfeel and in no way tastes like the watery light lager it is supposed to be.
The aftertaste is lovely. A great hoppy and slightly bitter after-taste. I have not had a lot of experience with Belgian beers but this seems closer to a Belgian beer than a Mexican Cerveza. I am very impressed and have high hopes for it when I try it in another week, assuming I can keep myself from dipping in between now and then.
My wife reminded me that she had told me as I started brewing it "I bet you taste this and think, hmmm this is gorgous." She was right, it is!!
This is a beer I would be proud to put to the ICB members at a monthly meet up. I just finished the pint, it is dangerously drinkable.
I bottled the dark BitterBock last Tuesday so I will try that tomorrow or Wednesday, Fingers crossed that turns out as well considering I put more thought and effort into it.