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Beer – #489 – Karl Strauss – Big Barrel Double IPA


Big names, Big Music, Big Numbers, and a Big call. Imported New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops provide a vibrant tropical aroma that raises eyebrows and expectations I am pushing the … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #488 – Moa – Blanc Evolution


This one: A First, First Things, First things First, and a Finish. Moa Blanc Evolution is bottle fermented in the Belgian-style with a small amount of coriander added during its … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #487 – Yeastie Boys – The Last Dictator


Spoonbending, spellbinding, whole numbers, whole conversations. Imperial porter with botrytised vigonier. The last of the 3 in a series of the Spoonbender series – this one is the Yeastie Boys … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #486 – Pelican – Dorymans Dark Ale


Same Beer, Same Beat, Same number, same old same old. A dark brown color, with a balanced aroma of roasted malts and Northwest-grown hops. The sweetness of the ale, crystal, … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beer – #485 – Pelican – Kiwanda Cream Ale


Unusual names, unusual music, unusual numbers but usual pondering Kiwanda Cream Ale is pale gold with a fruity, floral hop aroma. A sweet malty flavor and a smooth dry finish round … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #484 – Moa – Blanc


Local beer, Not Local Music, numbers, and  self review. Moa Blanc wheat beer is a blend of 50% wheat malt and 50% barley malt resulting in an elegantly smooth beer … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #483 – Moa – Special Reserve Sour Blanc (2012)


Special beer, Special Music, Special Numbers and Special gatherings A traditional Sour beer with a complexity best described as a riot of flavours.  With a base of Moa Blanc this … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #482 – Golden Eagle – The Bitter End


British Beer,  Discovered genius , Imperial Numbers, and Bragging Our English Bitter has been referred to as the most authentic English Bitter in New Zealand.  This is a new beer, … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beer – #481 – Golden Eagle – Solo Lupulus Metamorphic IPA


Long names, Long records, Long division and Long rambles. Single hopped with Pacific Jade late in the boil, the Solo Lupulus Metamorphic showcases this hop and is very drinkable! I … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beer – #480 – Yeastie Boys – The Sly Persuader


Spoonbenders, sounds, numbers and cogitation Extra pale blond ale with botrytised viognier candi-sugar. The second of the  Spoonbenders series –  from Yeastie Boys this is  The Sly Persuader For Yeastie Boys Brewed … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #479 – Leffe – Radieuse


Belgium, beats, bingo and brainwork Strong and generous amber-coloured abbey beer.  Amber-Coloured with delicate hints of citrus and coriander seeds.  Brewed by InBev Belgium in the style that is Belgian Strong Ale and they … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #478 – Moa – St Josephs Tripel


A realisation, records, randomising and ruminating. Moa St Josephs is a classic Belgian Tripel. Strong spice, caramel and banana ester characters create complex flavours and aromas which are heightened by … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #476 – Emerson’s – Dinner Bell Belgian Table Beer


Table beer, Turntable music, tables of numbers and around the table chatting. Belgian Style Table Beer The man in the shop was dead keen that I pick up the Emerson’s … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #475 – Garage Project – Texas Tea Brown Ale


I’ve been thinking about Snake Oil, Soul food, guessing and double guessing Texas Tea is slang for oil and Garage Project operate out of an old service station in Aro Valley It … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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