London Homesick AleMarch 1, 2015
Oasis Texas Brewing Co.
Winner of a gold medal in the Ordinary or Special Bitter category at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, London Homesick Ale is brewed with English Challenger hops and an English yeast strain.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1050
The bright yellow liquid is not unlike mainstream lagers in appearance, but for the rocky off-white head. Subtle but fine hop character on the nose introduces the drinkers to a session ale; easy to drink, clean on the palate and in the aftertaste, but contrary to the name, one that is likely to evoke homesickness for Austin rather than London. We were homesick for Texas ribs so we treated ourselves to a rack of baby backs, sweet baked beans, kim chi coles law, and finished with sweet potato pie and a can of Homesick Ale. Who says “you can’t go home again”?
- Charles Finkel
Authentic unfiltered real ale haze. Wispy head retention. Astoundingly fresh sweet-honey-floral aroma, combo of hops and malt. One of the most pleasant aromas ever to come out of beer. Hoppy flavors are mild but well stated. Ever so slight butterscotch is terrifically complementary. Balance. Perfection. Fresh session beer. I never had real ale this good in London! Super. This is a destination beer. Get your ass in gear and go get this. Hop bitterness lingers, but makes way for continued enjoyment. Gorgeous beer.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.