Friday, December 10, 2010

10 Dec 2010: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Dark wheat beer
5.3% alc

Full-bodied, very easy to drink.  Pleasant floral characteristics and great aftertaste.  Very little bitterness...but could do with bit.

Purchased from Blackhearts & Sparrows.

Scores (out of 10):

Nick: 7
Brad: 7
Patrick: 7
Damjan: 6
Andrew: 6

Friday, December 3, 2010

3 Dec 2010: Meantime Smoked Bock

Smoked Bock
6.0% ABV

Really nice smokey flavour.
A limited edition brew from Meantime London, 3680 bottles were made, so we just had 0.16% of the entire batch.

Unlike Arrogant Bastard, this beer has a very nice after taste, and does not make your mouth feel bitter at all.

Purchased from Chapel Cellar and Purvis Beer

Scores (out of 10)

Brad: 8.3
Andrew: 8.5
Nick: 8
Patrick: 7.8
Damjan: 8

Friday, November 26, 2010

26 Nov 2010: Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Ale aged with American oak wood chips
7.2% alc
12 fl. oz.

A nice balance of initial sweetness followed by a strong bitterness.

The bitterness stays long in your mouth after you've drunk the beer, so it's not very pleasant. However, the initial sip is very very nice.

Manufacturer's website

Patrick: 7.2
Damjan: 3.0
Brad: 6.0

Friday, November 19, 2010

19 Nov 2010: Old Speckled Hen

"English Fine Ale"
5.2% alc

The first mouthful gives a rather nice sweet-bitter taste which sort of diminishes in subsequent sips.  The aroma had a distinct metallic accent, which clashed unpleasantly with the malty base.  We drank it at rather cold temperature and the general consensus is that it would have been better served a bit warmer.

There is nothing particularly complex about the flavour of this brew. It's an easy drinking beer with low carbonation, minimal hoppiness, and a very quick finish.

Purchased from Botteoa on Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Scores (out of 10):

Nick: 7
Patrick: 6
Brad: 6
Andrew: 5
Damjan: 4
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