Hello and welcome, to another glorious year, another glorious month of beer. As usual I will be picking beers out of the box at random everyday until christmas. But this year for a little change, there’s even some cans this time, I made sure to have some from every style of beer I know of, even ones I know I dislike. So look forward to the sour and white beers whenever they show up.
Lets get this ball rolling shall we? *Plays Rip & Tear from Doom soundtrack*
Here we have Fruh Kolsch from Colner Hofbrau Brewery standing at 4.8%. A beer that resembles apple juice, has low carbonation and tastes of lager dust, if lager could ever turn into dust. Its quite a typical lager with a hint of spice at the very end of a taste, then leaves next to no aftertaste. A little grain flavour as well if you seriously concentrate. The aroma is sweet straw and dust. Very light is many ways is the best way to some up this beer. Its not bad, just easily replacable.
(Wont mention I left the room part way through this post and when I sat back down part of my brain said, why does it taste like I have just licked a piece of pine wood?)
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the beginning of another glorious month of daily beer reviews in the form of an advent calendar. Admit it, a beer calendar is fun, I highly recommend trying it at least once.
In even better news. This year I am not alone in this endeavour, we will also be joined by non other than Colin (the other writer of this blog my dear sherlock). It was incredibly hard to convince him to drink a beer everyday of the month…. no wait, thats a lie, thats a huge lie.
Without further ado, tonight from me we have Averbode Abdij brewed by L. Huyghe standing at 7.5%. A potentially highly carbonated drink, upon opening it overflowed and went over my desk, my bad. Well it is actually pleasantly carbonated while drinking. A belgian golden blonde beer with a white frothy head. Now its been a while so I’ll get back into the swing of things within a few days. Aromas of hay, dough, belgium, something sweet but not yeasty, and a little bready as well. Taste is very lightly spicy, sweet to start, then goes watery and then nicey bitter. I cant say it finishes clean as it goes watery again. It is also super light to drink, I wouldn’t have minded having a second one of this. Unremarkable but unintrusive, easy and pleasant.