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Herevana – Coromandel – Cloud 9

Special beach edition #3. I’m having a good old time at the beach house, Bach, crib or holiday home, call it what you will, and of course it’s even more prudent to drink local if you can.

Coromandel Cloud 9 from the delightful 🇳🇿 Hahei, New Zealand is a Witbier / Belgian White Ale  with an ABV of  5.0% and that’s about 150 calories a serve. This is 2 standard drinks in NZ.

Another bottle conditioned beer, I’m sensing a theme.

A pale pour with a decent head and an aroma that escapes me. In a strange turn of events they recommend rolling the bottle to make it cloudy. Well that’s annoying, although there’s always a comeback option in the next little pour.

I’m a bit underwhelmed though. Even with the rolling and clouding of the beer. It’s a bit lacklustre.

But that’s harsh, I’ve had two really good beers, and I might have done them in the wrong order, you can decide.

One thing that it does have that is nice is a really full mouthfeel, that’s a thing of glory when you find it.

There’s only a few things that I seem to fixate on, head and fulness. This has both. Where to from here?

I’m not sure this is as rounded or complete as the other beers, there’s an uncomfortable bit about it that makes you question it.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 on the arbitrary number scale. I’m not sure I did this in the right order and and then expecting something that is step up from the other two beer, or if this is not the beer for me.

I drank them in the order that I thought I wanted to drink them, on reflection you need to step up not down, however it is #Herervana and you get what you get.

On another day, and at another time, I might be a complete fool for this. Tonight and at this time, not so much. However It’s just me, and you can’t like every beer.

Our version of a classic Belgian wheat beer spiced with coriander and mandarin peel picked from a local orchard here in the Coromandel. This beer is naturally cloudy and refreshingly fruity.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.



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