Just like you, but different
Blackman’s Ernie Golden Ale – this weeks BeerJerk beer of the week. A bit late but I held out to Sunday so I could have the music on just a bit louder and longer.
Light in body & colour
This 330ml can has an IBU of 28, something like 150 calories the serve size, and as a 5% ABV beer this makes it about 1.3 standard drinks in NZ
Ernie is a golden all-rounder made with sessionability and Sinatra in mind.
Light in body & colour, he features Australian grown aroma hops in Ella & Galaxy.
This gives the beer a distinct floral – grapefruit aroma with medium bitterness.
So, What could possibly go wrong?
Dull hope aroma, like you’d expect from a pale ale when you crack that pop top can.
Aroma in the glass is much the same, with a slight metallic note about it, which of course could be citrus thing that I’ve got wrong.
That’s quite bitter, spikey bitter, with a flat dry finish that hustles up real quick.
I don’t think that this is too cold though, which can dull the tastes, I’m picking that it’s just not a beer that’s clicking with me.
The music was loud, I enjoyed that a lot 🙂
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 of its things from the thing. For me this is pretty average and a bit ‘meh’ I don’t think it’s polished, and I think it’s a bit light and missing in action. But that’s just me.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” Fat Freddy’s Drop” the album ” Based on a True Story” on Spotify
This is a track called ” Ernie” because sometimes you have to match to properly good music.
There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional “Canadian Ale”, an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs – a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up – very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American