Firkin of Bell’s Holspam

Bell’s Holspam, in the firkin, was exciting tonight at The Nook. Tina Anderson, from Bell’s Brewery, was in the house, too. Thanks for the shirt Tina.

The taste was very different from the bottled version. I would primarily say that the difference was in carbonation, which was much lower in the firkin. The lower carbonation highlighted the sweeter characteristics of the beer.

The hop profile in the firkin was very nice. I didn’t detect any differences between the firkin and bottled varieties, but I wouldn’t expect to have a difference.

I am looking forward to the keg tapping. I expect the keg to have a higher carbonation and be more similar to the bottles.

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