Just like you, but different
Kereru Blueberry Stout. I’ve had this before – over on beer and me where gushed over this and talked it up to a 9 on the pdybyah-o-meter. It was two years ago.
I have a monthly subscription with the brewery, and have been talking Kereru Stouts up, my monthly box, which is outstanding a per-beer basis diminishes rather quickly as the office gets to ooh and aah over the contents. Sadly for me this time round it’s a Stout. So with half-a subscription box I’m looking forward to these and the thanks and adulation of my peers. Might happen.
Kereru Blueberry Stout – Made in Upper Hutt, Wellington, 🇳🇿 in that now new category that we call Stout – Flavored / Pastry with an ABV of 6.8%, making this only 1.8 standard drinks in NZ.
Dark Black Pour of a beer that sits nicely in the glass, the aroma gives nothing away, it’s a Stout.
Wait, It’s a brilliant stout. It has roasted richness in spades for a start. It’s really soft drinking in the middle too, there’s this carry that you can’t pin down, or even don’t recognise until you get to the little dry tap at the end.
There’s this mysterious sweet smoothness in it. I mentioned, two years ago, that I thought blueberries were best in muffins, and that I had no idea what they brought to beer. Let me tell you that blueberries are nice in Muffins and what they bring to beer is ah-may-zing!
In writing this I’m reminded than why I write about beer that I’ve drunk, not about beer in general, and that’s because in August 2019 I drank this beer, and I’d forgotten I’d drank this beer, wherein I said the brewer was conservative and playing a long game, and this was good beer.
The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 on the arbitrary number scale. It’s really nice, I don’t write know how to say it another way, and be effusive and wordy whist being lofty. This is just nice. Still nice, and I have a 1/2 subscription box left, almost.
I leave it up to me in 2019 who said “Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I would because there are lots of variations on Stout and this is one that someone has thought about, and as it happens has got right.”
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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