Snickers Homebrew Review
This is the October homebrew. While this brew wasn’t up to my preferred standards, it was still a great experimental brew. Some tweaks can be made, but that will be discussed later.
Aroma: Strong aromas of chocolate, caramel, and peanuts are right up front. A background of malts balances the candy aromas. Little hops show themselves.
Appearance: A ghosty orange-brown color, it has a big fluffy white head of big bubbles, which hangs around for a while before falling to leave a pale film on the top of the brew. Light carbonation is visible in front of a light.
Flavor: It has a slightly bitter flavor up front, with a hint of flavors from the candy. A Surprising amount of flavor from the peanuts comes through. There is a slight sourness, though this does not detract from the overall flavor. A bit of saltiness comes through, and the caramel comes up rather strong.
Mouthfeel: Light, with a bit of carbonation. It sits heavy on the palate, but in a pleasing way.
Overall Impression: Jess likes this brew, and thinks it would go well with a dessert, especially a salty, caramel ice cream sundae.
Brewer’s Notes: While I consider this to be a successful experiment in homebrewing, there are still several tweaks I would make. Foremost, I would break down the Snickers ingredients into a proper set of parts and figuring out the best way to incorporate those flavors into a more successful brew.