Wow, it’s been like drink a beer a night week. Tonight I have a pleasurable guest in the name of Marston Pedigree, a 500ml sized bottle of Classic English Pale Ale.
This is a spectacularly nice beer, and I’m as happy as my picture looks, well that’s not true because I look a bit of weirdo in the picture but let me tell you I am smiling away like a smily thing.
It’s rich and Golden, and has a taste that really hits the spot for me. With an ABV of 5% this is something that I would be happy to hanker down over a game of dominos with, or more correctly over Game of thrones with. This really works for me unless you hadn’t worked it out already.
We only use natural Burton spring water and traditional varieties of barley and hops (Maris Otter Barley, Fuggles and Goldings hops), rather than less expensive, commercially grown, modern hybrids. Unique in this world, it is still brewed in the oak casks of the Burton Union to preserve its unique character, consistent quality and taste.
Needless to say this is at 9.5 Arbitrary stars on the equally as arbitrary Pdubyah-o-meter, which is just as well since I have a fridge full of more exotic things left to drink, and they’re going to have to be good to beat this and get a 10.
In and of itself a fine beer, and thanks to the fine people at WineCircle in Huapai who keep me on the straight and narrow. Twitter them @winecircle
Ok so there’s me grinning like a loon. Presented in a magnificent 650ml bottle – that’s a lot!, I give you the “The Original Stoke Bomber Bohemian Ale”
From the Mccashin Family Brewery (Nelson, NZ), it’s listed as a Golden Ale. It’s ABV of 5.3% makes it a little stronger than most local beers.
It’s a lovely golden color in the glass, and has a very enticing hoppy smell on pour. To be fair I was fair gagging for this.
I was not disappointed as the taste is to match, it’s pleasant, pleasing and moreish. I thought it really was that good.
The label says “the finest natural ingredients, with no chemicals, preservatives, sugar, or artificial colourings or flavorings” and I think it’s a bit spot on. From the interwebtubes I found this nonsense
“delicate wheat and lightly roasted barley with the lively citrus and pepper flavours. Fully rounded mouthfeel and engaging honeyed malt complexity and spicy. Classic Bohemian.”
but what can I say other than yes. Goal!
On the completely arbitrary pdubyah-o-meter this is easily a 9 out of 10, the Mccashin crew have this one sorted.
Thanks to the fine people at the Wine Circle in Huapai who keep me on the straight and narrow!
So it’s Back to Dorset then for a revisit for me, but first time here.
This is a beer that you’d find in some ways similar to the Boundary road Grizzly beer that I enjoy and comes in a six pack, but it’s slightly up a notch from that, and deserves a bit more credit and stands on it’s own. It does say on the bottle “A bite of Ginger” and it does come with that!
In a 500ML bottle (tha’s near a pint as dammit) and at 5.2 I could easily get myself into a bit of trouble drinking this. It’s gingery (of course) refreshingly like lemonade and a bit toffyish. (you think I made that up, I looked at the label, and it’s true)
I’ve been saving this for a sunny evening, like the one that Auckland has dished itself up tonight, and I’m pleased I did, a very summery experience and one that’ll make another appearance on my next visit to those nice people at the Wine Circle in Huapai
a solid 9 arbitrary stars out of 10 arbitrary stars on some arbitrary scale of things. Get some you’ll be pleased you did.
The 8 Wired Brewery “Saison Sauvin”
A cheeky little 7% ABV beer this one.
Reading from the interwebtubes website, and the label it clearly says ”this is not a beer meant to be drunk by the gallon”.
If you’re a fan of the Pale Ale taste then you’ll enjoy this, and although I’m not generally a fan of that style of beer this one is a little bit special and very tasty, and I’d give a gallon a crack.
In a 500ml (that’s just about a pint) this is a very pleasing drink, long enough to taste and enjoy.
On the arbitrary Pdubya-o-meter this one rates, for me 9 arbitrary stars out of 10 arbitrary stars.
Once again thank you to the nice guys at The Wine Circle in Huapai (and on twitter )- for having such a fine selection and choice.
- Seven new Triangle craft breweries on the horizon (newsobserver.com)
- Pale Ale (roaldsmeetsbeerinbelgium.wordpress.com)