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Beer – #649 – Epic – No Agenda

Unusually, or usually I can’t remember, this is a beer that I’m having keg version first over the bottle version. Epic – No Agenda, which leaves me with; No Agenda, No rhythm, no numbers, not at this party.

Bingo, Boom, Shakalaka. No Agenda. Good beer.

It’s also in bottles but I got this from the FYO station, so a 1 Litre bottle, and the beer is 7.5% ABV,  so thats 225 calories a serve size, making this  5.92 standard drinks worth.

For Epic Brewing Company (NZ)  this is brewed at Steam Brewing Company in the style that is of Brown Ale and they do that not so far from where I live, but generally in Auckland, New Zealand

Our formula is this, we go out and hit people in the mouth, with HOPS.

My agenda might be to put new lenses in as these make me squint

My agenda might be to put new lenses in as these make me squint

97% of scientists agree.

Shut up already! It’s science!!

Drink beer because it is good, and because YOU enjoy the taste.

Don’t be a slave to the brand and don’t follow the crowd, don’t cower to peer pressure. It tastes good. Drink it.

No agenda. Good Beer.

So what could possibly go wrong? Well I already feel a bit like Andy Capp thinking of Brown Ale. But then I’m old, and that might be a joke for one.

It has the aroma of sugar/malt and a mild citrus thing. Not really sure what you can tell by having a whiff. It did sound quite vigorous though.

It’s very brown, then again it is a brown ale. although held up to the light (carefully as that often ends badly) it is blackcurrant juice ruby red. In the glass there is a lot more hop base aroma.

Um, it’s quite bitter drinking, and it really is a full body tasting beer, lots of oomph in the middle, no mistaking, and lovely dryish finish.

Epic No AgendaThe middle, lets talk about the middle, it’s chewy spicy sticky and hoppy, it’s all the thing’s I’ve missed in the last couple of beers I had. It is ideal for a colder evening.

I’ve managed to drink two glasses, and I’ve not had palate fatigue, you know where the hops and malt just beat you up, this is still a beer that I’m looking forward to supping.

It isn’t though a quaffing beer, I think you have to be much more measured and deferential. Plus it’s a notch up on the ABV. I’ve really enjoyed drinking this though, it’s kept me entertained and I’ve not become bored of the taste profile, despite it’s fullness.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. It is a great thing, just, it sneaks over the bar of ‘very good’ because it’s solid and consistent drinking, no changes in profile colder or warmer, and I’ve been sipping for a while now, and I enjoyed it first to nearly the last (obviously I finish drinking after writing about it)

The double dip review

  • Am I enjoying it? I am, I have been for the whole bottle.
  • Would I have another? I would, it’s ideal for a cold night.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? It’s a full drinking beer, and then slower drinking, if you want conversation and a mooch to a happy place this is great.

Music for this. ” Postcards From Jeff ” an alternative group from Manchester England, The album ” Postcards from Jeff” which I had on the Spotify


Color ranges from reddish-brown to dark brown. Lower in alcohol than porter, medium to full body flavor. Appropriate foods are apple pie, pork with brown sauce, beef vegetable soup and cheddar.


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2 comments on “Beer – #649 – Epic – No Agenda

  1. Paul Ballarin
    August 9, 2015

    I take it from #648 & #649 that you have been to Forest Hill, are they fully up and running again?


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