Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
When you think of England and its beer you think of a pint of bitter, but yes this is English Ale but it is brewed with Raspberry juice, and other natural flavors. They do brew ale with other fruit. This brewery, Malbourn Bros' is in Stamford Lincolnshire and its blended and bottled at Samuel Smith's brewery in Tadcaster North Yorkshire. This beer is organic. This Ale is 5,10% ABV. This ale pours a dark redish purple color with a thick violet white head that is most appealing. Yes this has a strong raspberry scent leaning on the flowery side, but all over it's a great scent. When you take the first sip it has a huge raspberry taste that is very good, and very pleasing. This is not as bubbly as a lambic. This aftertaste has that slight tart yet sweet raspberry to it. This whole ale has that big raspberry taste. But yes this beer has that good English ale taste behind that massive wall of fresh tasty raspberry. I could see this being a spring time drink in a local English pub, outside looking out at the rolling English countryside. But be careful with this, it is so good and sweet you will not want to put it down and just chug it. This is a refreshing beer, but not a girly beer. It's bloody brilliant pint, they say in England. So try this fruity ale and you will be pleasantly surprised. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Well more beer here, Charlotte beer that is. This is OMB's Dunkel Munich-style dark lager. As I said once before OMB doesn't produce anything smaller then 1 pint 6 fl oz (650ml). This dark beer is 4.8% abv, not so strong. Over in Bavaria Dunkel is dark winter lager that goes smooth. This OMB brew is a nice dark amber color a most beautiful beige head that is so large it takes of most of the glass. OMB Dunkel has the tiniest smokey scent with rich roasted nut scent there as well. This Dunkel has that common lager taste, crisp clean malts, and low hop level. But it also has a rich roasted malt taste thanks to the Carafa malt. It has a crisp clean roasted malt finish that is most pleasing. This is a good winter beer to keep away the winter blues. This beer like all OMB beers follows the "Reinheitsgebor" German beer purity law of 1516. That means it's all natural, with no added chemicals or preservatives. So if you are look for a good lighter dark beer then seek this wonderful thing. It is really good and not heavy. I think this would be a great start in the world of dark beer for any beer lover. So go get one now! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
When you think of Germany and it's beer you think of Munich and Bavaria. But this a Rauchbier, which is a smokebeer style in the Bamberg area of Germany. Schlenkerla is the original smokebeer. This is Weizen (wheat) variety of their smokebeer. This beer is 5.2% abv, and is a dark amber with a thick foamy beige head. The color of this beer is a bbq like color, dark crispy slightly burnt edges of the meat. Schlenkerla has a smokey scent to it that really smells like fresh bbq being cooked. This is a very pleasant smell. Yes there is a very faint wheat smells but it is over powered by the smokey scent. This smokey brew here has a bbq taste that makes you think of ribs pulled pork and other good bbq staples. Yes there is a wheat taste there but you really have search hard for it. This beer has a good smokey aftertaste that is very wonderful and tasty nothing like a heavy thick smoked porter. I really do think this would go great with a bbq brisket or a slab of ribs. This smokey guy is not heavy tasting nor does it stick to your stomach/ribs, no its simi light drinkable and real good. Yes they do brew three other types of smokebeer. You should try this one, it is surprisingly good. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Ciao amante della birra! Here is Peroni a very common and is the number one Italian beer. It has been around since 1846, and now is owned by SABMiller (South African Brewers) so it is now kind of an Italiana South African American hybrid beer beverage, hmm a worldly one. Peroni does not cost much Euro in Italy, about the same as Miller or Budweiser here. I think it sliglty better than a Bud beer and about the same as Miller. Peroni has been here in the US very a long while now, about as long as Lowenbrau has. This Italian is 4.7 ABV, pours a really golden color with a bight vibrant white head. It has a plain barley smell to it, that is boring. This is beer has a intensely crisp,clean, and refreshing taste. This is very drinkable and light. After taste is clean refreshing and good. Peroni is common around the US, pretty easy to find on tap, in stores or wherever you might find beer. But when you think of Italy you don't really think of beer, like you do when you think I England, Germany or Belgium. You more commonly think of the wines. When I think of Italy I think of, yes the beer, but more so the Beauty, the cars, coffee and all the wonderful people. I will always have a love for Italy. Like Italy, Peroni is a commonly wonderful worldly beer. Arrivederci! Cheers! Please drink responsibly.