Herbertís is brewed every year for Cask Festival by different Washington brewers to honor Bert Grant. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Cask Fest and to celebrate there will be 10 versions of this over the top, hoppy pale ale. Big Al partnered with Chris Miller from Snipes and Art Dixon from Baron to create this exciting beer. It will be served at the Cask Fest on March 28th. Bert Grant was all about the hops and this version is too. We put hops in the mash, dropped a bunch in the kettle late, and dryhopped it. Smooth bitterness, big fruity hop flavor and aroma all backed by tasty malt flavors. We used Summit, Cascade, Simcoe, Citra, and some secret ones too.
Bradrcr (808) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/16/09 On Draft at DCís Renton, Wa. Aroma is slightly hop dominant with an even bland of citruss and grass blanced by sweet malt, a touch of fruitiness and low caramel. Appearance is a hazy red with a well maintained white head. Flavor is similar to aroma, with the tangy hop bittiering forward balanced by malt with a touch more caramel than what you get in the nose and a light earthy finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly acidic medium-high carb feel. Overall quite good, and reminiscent of an Americanized ESB with lower Caramel influence.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 On tap at Brouwers, was also available at Cask Fest in Seattle. Was a collaboration with Baron and Snipes according to the information I got. Nice aroma, lost of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, malty sweetness with big earthy hop presence rounding it out in an almost woody way. Dark reddish brown pour, thin head, little carbonation - from cask. Malty flavors of caramel and toast, perhaps even a touch of roast. Lots of woody earth bitterness rounding out the finish. The most full bodied of all the Herberts I tried as well as being the most malty.
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