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Beer – #896 – Tempest – Drop kick Me Jesus

Sunday best and it’s  a beer from Tempest  called Drop kick Me Jesus.  Honest. I’d generally avoid the comedy named beers, but this one I just couldn’t go past.  Plus I’m always willing to give the sour beers another go, it’s a love/hate thing.

A tart

A 300ml bottle of a beer that is 156 calories a serve size, that 5.2% ABV, and thats 1.35 standard drinks in NZ

Brewed by Tempest Brew Co in the style that is a Sour/Wild Ale and that all came together in Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland



A tart, peachy sour pale ale dry hopped to hell and back with Amarillo.

A great beer for sitting back in the sun, it’s refreshing, with a tart finish and mandarin, citrus notes.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

If all else fails this at least is a new cap for the jar.

This has the hop note of a Pale Ale, there doesn’t appear to be much by way of a sour or off note. Intriguing..

tempest-drop-kick-me-jesus-copyA lot paler in the glass, it is like orange squash. the fleeting head was white while it lasted.

The aroma I’d pick as a hoppy pilsner perhaps.

Then the taste is an eye squinting sourness and tanginess that really took my by forewarned surprise. I still squinted.

This hasn’t done much to change my opinion on sour beers, and I think that surely they must have done their dash. Please

That aside this isn’t the worst tasting sour beer I’ve had, but I think they’re all pretty one dimensional things, and getting near the end I still think that this is more a hoppy pilsner base than a pale ale.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. It isn’t bad beer, it’s just boring beer, if the goal is picker up the taste buds and palate cleanse then it’s great, if it’s goal is to showcase hoppy and sour then it’s a swing and a miss, because the base of this struggles to be a pale ale, in mu opinion.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The usual place for me, Liquorland Forrest Hill
  • Am I enjoying it? Not as much as I wanted to.
  • Would I have another? Nope.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Nope.

The music redeemed this beer as I sang along with Queen Bitch and The Bewley Brothers

Music for this:  David Bowie ” and ” Hunky Dory ” which I’m playing in Vinyl but you can sing along on Spotify 

A double header Sunday

A double header Sunday


Sour ale is a broad spectrum of wild ales, from the fruity and acetic Flanders Red Ales and Oud Bruins, to the experimental ales gaining popularity in the United States which use lactobacillus, brettanomyces and pediococcus in new and wild ways


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