Brouwerij Verhaeghe describe Duchesse de Bourgogne as a traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as “The Burgundies of Belgium” is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized. Aroma is both sour and sweet of tart berries, cinnamon, brown sugar and wood.Vinious and dry in the mouth with hints of acid and red berries. A truly classic Flemish Red …
Beers from the Fridge #10 – Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell
Says the brewery on their website: ‘We have never brewed a straight IPA at Beavertown, why change the habit of a lifetime! Here we take a stripped back IPA malt bill and highly hop it with the tropics of Amarillo and Citra and pile head on with kilos of Blood Orange zest and juice late in the boil, bringing you a smack of citrus and hints of warm orange aromas.’ Deep golden in colour, with very strong aroma of tropical …
Beers from the Fridge #9 – Beavertown Smog Rocket
Another porter reinvented for the 21st century, Beavertown Smog Rocket at 5.4% pours jet black with tight tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee waft noseward. Coffee and chocolate bitterness from start to finish with a subtle balancing vanilla and milk chocolate sweetness. Body is light and velvety smooth. Excellent.
Beers from the Fridge #8 Beavertown Gamma Ray
BEER IN CANS? SHRIEK! Well, these bad boys from Beavertown are a world apart from the Party 7’s we (or your daddy-o) used to lug to a knees-up in the 70′ and 80’s. These cans are packed full of flavour and definitely contain seriously good beer. Gamma Ray at 5.4% pours a slightly hazy deep gold. Big aromas fly out of the can and up the nose the moment it’s opened. Massive mango, sweet orange marmalade and groovy grapefruit hit …
Beers from the Fridge #7 – Anspach & Hobday – The Porter
Anspach & Hobday describe this as ‘A beer that dominated London’s past, reinvented for today.’ Bottle conditioned, it is a very tasty traditional-style (albiet 6.7%) porter. All the expected flavours are there – charred malts, espresso coffee, vanilla, dried fruits. Good, long bitter finish. Highly drinkable.
Beers from the Fridge #6 – Flying Dog Raging Bitch
A complex Belgian-style IPA: Bananas, yeast, citrus, peach and grapes on nose. Sharp taste, very intensive. Yeasty, hoppy with huge spicy character. Peppers, herbs and basement notes. extremely dry and sharp. Long dry hoppy finish with some alcohol notes. The commercial description from their web site is short and simple: “Two inflammatory words…one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. Let it out. It is cruel to keep a wild animal locked up. Release it.” You won’t be disappointed!
Beers from the Fridge #5 – Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René
Dry, appetising and complex, Lindemans Cuvée René is exceedingly dry and traditional gueuze made from blending young and aged Lambic beers. bottled with the wild-spontaneous yeast flora, the beer is re-fermented in the cellar in the “méthode champenoise”. The commercial description is a masterpiece in understatement: A golden hue sets off the wonderful almost champagne like taste. This beer isn’t to everyone’s taste but is a classic style and one to be savoured. Read more on the Lindemans web site.
Beers from the Fridge #4 – Fordham Rams Head IPA
Aggressively hopped, West Coast style IPA. Asserting its dominance with 75 IBUs, this beer contains pale, munich and rye malts, as well as Bravo, Chinook and Motueka hops. Representing a departure from Fordham’s characteristic sessionability beers, Rams Head challenges drinkers to “Defy the ordinary. Take life by the horns”. Commercial description: Rams Head IPA challenges easy drinking, Flavor charged and aggressively hopped, this ale immediately brandishes its horns, asserting dominance with a head butt of aroma. Visit their web site …
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