Saturday, November 07, 2020

Pic(k) of the Week: Beau Geste

Beau Geste

A mug of Geste, in the beer garden, at Elsewhere Brewing, in Atlanta (Grant Park), Georgia, USA. 31 October 2020.

Brewery description:
Dark Czech [style] Lager
ABV: 4.7%
IBU: 18
A tale of adventure! Stories from Prague praise a dark lager that delights the palate year-round. [Tastes of] rye bread, dried dates, and chocolate.

In style, Geste might be this new brewery's nod to a Czech-style tmavé pivo. Now, I don't know whether or not Elsewhere decocts Geste, as would be de regueur for tmavé pivo brewed in the Czech Republic. Nonetheless, the lager pours with a long-lived, creamy off-white head (via a side-pull tap); spicy hop and, yes, toasted rye-bread aromas; an off-dry body, alchemically full in such a small beer; flavors of toasted rye bread, chocolate, licorice, and dried dark fruit; and a spicy, Czech-style hop finish.

Elswhere pronounces Geste as "jest." I've added the adjective beau to my caption. The phrase "beau geste" is from the French, meaning "a graceful or magnanimous gesture." Fitting.

The brewpub is new. Its grand opening occurred over the previous weekend, on 24 October. That its brewer Josh Watterson has already produced such a sublime beer is tasty testament and auspicious augur.

Elsewhere Brewing

  • More about tmavé pivo, via beer writer Evan Rail: "There’s a Czech Beer Brewers Are Obsessed With, And It’s Not Pilsner." (at VinePair)
  • Brewery website: ElsewhereBrewing.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, occasionally —as is the case today— with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 45 of 52, for year 2020. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
    • Settings: 23 mm | 1/3200 | ISO 400 | f/5.0
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