Yep, this was bought due to the bottle art. Beardo by Robinsons. An IPA at 6%. Not much to say about this one but hops, hops and hops. Both the smell and taste are hops. Leaves a surprising sour after taste as well. Not bad, but nothing to write home about either.
Also, Bayonetta 3 is in production for the Switch. YAY!
Well it had to happen at one point. Caught a cold and can hardly smell/taste so that will make for a great tasting. Today we have Goose 312, an urban wheat ale at 4.2%, from Goose Island Beer Co in Chicago.
Try as I might I can barely smell it (while trying to void my nose running into the glass). There is lemon to the taste while also being clean with a little sourness to the aftertaste. It is very drinkable though.
After some checking, it turns out this was my December 2nd beer in 2015. Seems I liked it more this time around.
Weird Beard in collaboration with Lervig’s The Frog Is Fired is today’s beer. This is where I should pay more attention and not just pick up the bottle in the shop as I’ve had some good beers from the brewer before. A gooseberry pale ale (not a fan of that fruit) at 4.4%.
The citra hops make the beer smell nice. There is a sourness to the taste as well. I failed to notice the pouring instructions that tell you “pour carefully to ensure the yeast stay in the bottle”. Whoops. Overall, not a bad beer, just not too much to it.
Yesterday was overflowing, today is sediment. Lots of sediment. I ended up using a coffee filter on it. Not something you do every day. Up today is Domino Topple. A mosaic IPA from Pressure Drop in London.
The back of the bottle mentions using the mosaic hop as it packs a fruity punch. The beer smells of mango so the hop is doing its job. There is a sourness to the taste I wasn’t expecting based on the sweet smell. There is a light fruitiness to the taste but not much else.
Another note, it’s also a fairly strong one at 7.2%.
It’s a lively one, I’ll give it that. Opened the lid and all was fine for a second, then came the overflow. Ah, the pain of losing beer. Tonight’s beer is Little Victories by the Mondo Brewing Company in London. It is a session IPA at 4.3%. Mainly chosen for the 80’s future styling of the label.
As you would expect from a session beer, nothing is too noticeable. The smell is a hoppy and has little hints of citrus (though maybe I needed to clean the glass better after yesterday’s beer). The flavour is a little tart and bitter but I found this to fade over time.
Up next is Grapefruit IPA from Tailgate Beer, who are based in Nashville, Tennessee. As Punk IPA is one of my favourite beers, anytime I see a citrus beer, I go for it.
Unsurprisingly, there is a citrus smell to this one, mostly orange (which I don’t see listed on the back of the can, so I’m great at this). The taste is clean, though not much too it. As I have gotten further through, there is a deeper taste, though I can’t fully place it. The back of the can lists lemon, grass, mango and grapefruit.
Would have it again and would be interested to try a draft version (if there is one).
This evenings beer is Global Heresy 2. A collaboration between the Mondo Brewing Company in London and “Mr Malty” from the Heretic Brewing Co in California. It’s a blood orange saison at 4.8%.
When I checked saison on google, the first line mentions high carbonation. Well, from the above photo, I can easily confirm that. It started off extremely sharp, but this quickly faded. Once settled, it seems way more like a pilsner. Turns out, the first ingredient listed is continental pilsner malt. That would explain why I like it. The smell has a light citrus to it.
Welcome to the first day of this years advent calendar. Scott introduced me to the idea of having a beer every day in December leading up to Christmas and writing about it, so let’s roll on with the first of this years beers.
Today we have Pedigree from Marston’s. An amber ale at 4.5%. It’s lighter in colour than the photo makes out. I think I might have screwed this one up as for once, I had food before the beer. Munching down on hot pizza probably isn’t the best for the inside of your mouth as I might have killed all of my taste buds. At least that would explain why I can’t taste anything in this beer. I can smell a light hopiness though. I’m very tempted to try this again on another day in the hopes it goes a bit better. Even if I did buy the beer because there is a man on the front who happens to resemble Archer. Turns out, that’s the head brewer that named the beer.
I decided to start this advent calendar extremely late. As in earlier today. So I have come up with the idea that all of my beers need to be bought in shops rather than an easy bulk order online. Luckily there is a Clapton Craft not too far from me so I should be fine! I might even try and write a few from local pubs.
The Beercast is back to hear Spike’s thoughts on the recent KitaCon, plus the usual discussion about the summer season of anime.
As usual, the beercast contains NSFW content.
I also noticed a correction while editing. For some reason during the Sakura Quest discussion, I mention the main character comes from New York. This is completely incorrect as she is living in Tokyo when she gets the job offer. Well done beer, you win again!
The title translates to This Art Club Has A Problem! Its a light comedy about the members of the art club at school. Usami (far left) is the only person in the club that takes it seriously, trying to improve her art. Subaru (second from left) is great at drawing but he is only interested in drawing the ultimate 2D moe girl. To make things worse for Usami, the club president (far right) just sleeps all the time and Collette (second from right) just turns up to make trouble. Add in Usami’s crush on Subaru and you have the basis for the series.
Out of all the shows I have written up so far, this has been the first that I have yet to finish (I have three episodes left to watch). Not because its bad, I just didn’t have the burning desire to make sure I was up to date with it. It’s not the sort of show where your going to be spoiled on the plot. The only significant thing that’s happened so far is a chuunibyou girl has turned up to rival Usami, but even that hasn’t gone anywhere yet. Maybe it all changes in the final few episodes.
For a light comedy, its fine. There are enough gags to make you not feel like your wasting your time, but not enough to make desperate for more.