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Beer – #690 – Behemoth – Brave Bikkie Brown Ale

Anzac Biscuits!!! , if you don’t know you’re missing out, I’m told that the amount of coconut in this made the brewhaus a nightmare of aroma for ages. Nothing wrong with that.

Brewed with coconut and cocoa nibs.

This is a 500ml bottle of a beer that is 6% ABV,  with 180 calories a serve size,  this is 2.36 standard drink units equivalent.

Brewed by Behemoth Brewing Company in the unusual style that is of  Brown Ale and they’re in Auckland, New Zealand

Coconut, cocoa nib brown ale.

For the ANZACs, like a chocolate covered ANZAC biscuit.

Give that man a cookie

Give that man a cookie

This beer is a desert in a glass. It is a brown ale loaded with coconut and cocoa nibs.

It tastes like a biscuit and is big and decadently delicious.

So settle into a bottle of this big delicious brown ale. It is a brown ale, but not as you know it.

Gold medal and Trophy Winner festive beer 2014

So, what could possibly go wrong?

An Anzac biscuit is a sweet biscuit, popular in Australia and New Zealand, made using rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water

You might notice I’m a bit of a fan of the ANZAC biscuit, but then I like many biscuits and can whip up mean shortbread, or a muffin which isn’t a biscuit.

On opening it’s just coconut, coconut and some chocolate.  It’s brilliant!

Dark brown mahogany pour with a small persistent head, and a bag of coconut aroma, almost oily and sweet.

2015-10-25 18.45.42Taste is just like eating desiccated coconut.

I like a beer that is slightly sweeter, this is all that, plus it has a rather unusual addition, the coconut, which makes it somewhat also like drinking a liquid Bounty-bar chocolate, or of course an ANZAC biscuit.

Brilliant the way that there isn’t a clue about how much alcohol this has, brilliant that although this is sweet it isn’t cloying, the sweetness is all natural and not syrupy or chemical, just honest to goodness cookout and cocoa ingredients.

Sometimes you think why am I trying all the beers, what could you possibly discover, well I’d hold this up and say, try this. An unusual style in itself, a unique take on it with the sweetness level dialled up to 11.

Which it has and carries itself well, isn’t quirky, edgy or flaky, although in the end it is relentless with the cocoa oils. I’d hate to see it pulled back to something less, I think this is outstanding and just a bit cover and adventurous.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. It is outstanding! I rally do seem attached to sweeter beers,  and this really blaze in, welcome and embraced. I can tell though that this would really be a beer that has no fence sitters. As tribute I’ve asked MrsPdubyah to make me some ANZAC biscuits. Which could happen. Probably won’t

The double dip review

  • Am I enjoying it? Gosh could I enjoy a beer more than this ?
  • Would I have another? I would easily and happily go again, and perhaps again.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? brilliant beer, but might be polarising between the sweeter of tooth and those that want more bitterness or tang in a beer. For me this is a bet special and I’d happily turn up with this and an enthusiasm.

Music for this :  “Editors ” their new album ” In Dream”  Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Stafford. Previously known as Pilot, The Pride and Snowfield, of course I’m listening on 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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