Otra Mundo Red AleJanuary 1, 2008 Santa Fe, Argentina
Otra Mundo Brewing
Santa Fe, Argentina
St. Killian Importing Co.
Available: MA, NY, MD, DC, FL
Although Latin America is generally the land of lagers, this Argentine microbrewery makes a line of ales.
Original gravity: 1072
Final gravity: 1016
Malts used: 94% Argentine pilsner; 6% Bavarian specialty malts.
Hops used: Cascade, East Kent Golding
Ale from Argentina — the beer world really is changing. The dark bronze color heralds a big aroma of spicy hops and sultana fruit, with hints of roast and chocolate. Sweet malt coats the tongue and the dark, burnt fruit note is luscious and slightly cloying. The hops build in the finish and counter the sweet malt and fruit character and the beer ends dry and quenching. It would make an excellent dessert beer or a companion for creamy cheese.
- Roger Protz
More pale amber than red, this beer pours slightly hazy with a thin white head. The aroma shows apricots and minty hop notes. The palate is surprisingly sweet, with broad, brassy hopping pulling the beer into balance for the finish. The aftertaste is bready and malty. Perfectly pleasant, and a good partner for roast chicken.
- Garrett Oliver
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Internationally recognized brewer and expert on traditional beer, Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and the author of The Brewmaster's Table.
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