Every year, Barley's Ale House near the convention center prepares a batch of their Origins Game Fair inspired Belgian golden ale Point of Origin.
Brewmaster Angelo Signorino does a great job with the beer, which sells well to the thirsty gamers in town for the convention. Today he did something a little different, tapping a cask of the beer infused with peaches.
This version of Point of Origin pours a slightly orange gold with creamy white head.
The aroma is a mix of peach, orange, combined with Belgian fruity and spicy notes.
The flavor begins with a nice slightly sweet malty note with Belgian fruit and spice elements. These give way to a mix of peach and orange rind, with a touch of hops bitterness. The orange rind and hops bitterness lingers in the finish. As a cask conditioned ale, it's a bit smoother than the standard Point of Origin, while no less tasty.
The only place you'll find this is at the Barley's Ale House location on High Street across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Price is $6.99 per pint, while it lasts.
I hope Angelo considers putting this one into regular rotation in his brewing schedule. Really nice. I'm giving it an 8 out of 10, possibly a 9 if a second pint is in my future...