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Beer – #848 – Tiamana – Even Older Fritze

And I didn’t know there was a Ftitze the younger – This is a new brewer to me, another from New Zealand, and they’re well regarded where they are known.

A rare treat that only comes in a small batch.

330ml and 8.5% ABV this one, brought because I like the rare things, well the unusual things. this is 2.21 standard drinks worth and 255 calories.

Brewed by Tiamana this one in styled as Doppelbock  and they are based in Wellington, New Zealand

Even Older Philip

Even Older Philip

Old Fritze Doppelbock aged for 7 months in a wild yeast Sauvignon Blanc barrel from the Dog Point vineyard.

Rich notes of oak, tobacco, port and molasses.

The wild yeast adds a hint sourness and bretts.

A rare and smooth creation

So, what could possibly go wrong?

That’s almost Whiskey like aroma, or lots of sharp tannin,  deep and rich

I like the pour, rich polished wood rich, with a tinged head that is nice to look at but not cry large.

There is a lot of that wine thing going on in the aroma in this, seems very tangy of alcohol.

tiamana-even-older-fritzeRich and fruity though is not strong enough of a way to describe this, it is very rich and fruity with a lovely roller coast of sweetness and bitterness that snake together with that sourness from the ‘brett’ that underlies this.

I can’t get past that this has that tannin tang, or perhaps it’s the alcohol tang, which is the only off note that his has, I really do like the level of the bitterness and the bitterness, the lovely finish and the way that I’m sitting licking my lips as much in anticipation as enjoyment.

I love beers like this, they’re a style that you are sort of familiar with, and then they go and surprise you, sometimes in a good way, and often in away you never expected they could.

However this is really nice, A Sour beer that I can get on with.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. An Awkward number to get to.  This is very good, and a brilliant way to kick off with a new brewer who has other beers that clearly I need to try.  The 300ml was enough to really enjoy and get on with, I think more would be a challenge and therefore this was clever by the brewers in the delivery, that needs to go mentioned.

…the wine wankers would have a beer wanker face off ….

Also I’m enjoying the music,

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? Liquorland of course.
  • Am I enjoying it? Yes it was enough to enjoy without being hard work.
  • Would I have another? I would at the right time .
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I would say the right occasion would welcome this, possibly at the end of an eying to spruce up the eying a bit and reset the tastes. This isn’t dessert beer, but would make a good transition, or alternate to a wine. I’d be happy to rock up with a couple to a dinner party without ending up with eggs the face, the wine wankers would have a beer wanker face off …. imagine!

2016-09-25-14-20-28Music for this:  More on the Vinyl player with ” Love ” and ” Forever Changes” you can play on Spotify

Forever Changes is the third album by the American rock band Love.

It was released by Elektra Records in November 1967

Forever Changes failed to achieve commercial success when it was first released in 1967, but it has since become recognized as one of the finest albums to come out of the Summer of Love, ranking 40th on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,

DOPPELBOCK

Doppel means double and while these are stronger brews than the traditional German bocks, they are typically not twice the strength. Color is light amber to dark brown. Very full body with a high alcoholic flavor. Low hop flavor and aroma

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