Hmmmm. Here we have Blonde from Buxton brewery standing at 5%. It is exactly what you would expect from a blonde beer. Aroma is hops and yeast. Taste is hops, yeast, citrus and soap. But pleasantly bitter and easy to drink. Any aftertaste buggers off so fast.
A most boring beer for me. So here’s a strip from Sarah’s Scribbles/Sarah Andersen that I’ve been enjoying as of late
A blonde beer that is just okay, but barely.
We have 2 Caps from Noyon standing at 6%
A guest tonight is a friend called Colin, he might be part of Geek pub talk.
he says just Bleh rainbow! Im gonna use the shit out of algebra!
Here we have Ch’ti Blonde from Castelain standing at 6.4%
And no I didnt realise the bottle would be this size, was quite a nice suprise though. Plus cork style tops are fun to open
To sum up this beer would be simple, it is decent. At the start it was a little gassy but it mellowed a bit and became much nicer and more drinkable. The aroma is also several times better in a glass than the bottle I might add. To which the aroma is malty and lightly sweet, the taste matches, malty, slightly sweet and you can taste the alcohol without it breaking through too much. The finish is just a little watery but remains pleasant. Not the smoothest of drinks and the carbonation is noticeable, but remains the way I started this post. Decent.
As I now have a new box of beers at my disposal I will write more here. Many are the favourites that I discovered from the advent calendar, while some are new or variations of previous tried beers.
First we have Barbar Bok winter version of the Barbar blonde I had before, one of the few blonde beers I really like.
This one is much darker and sweeter, with a gradual pleasant bitterness coming through at the end. Standing at 8%. Nice oily texture leaving you wanting more. Smell of yeast. Strange to say but it also has a warm quality to it, not as much as a satan red, and I want another one already.
Side note: Ive found my Battersea beer festival booklet and will be using it and my scrambled typsy writings within it to entertain you at a later point in time
This bottle, this bottle, look at the size of it, it is the only one that I planned to have on Chritmas day, the rest have been chosen at random by shoving my hand into a box.
Today we have Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Red by Brouwerji Het Anker standing at 10%. A strong alcohol and citrus smelling beer, very blonde in colour and this is the first bottle I’ve ever had to open like a champagne bottle, hold the cork and twist the bottle. Will also mention the second you let your guard down while pouring the head goes mentally huge.
The taste is balanced, spicy and yet I cannot differentiate many flavours. The sharpness in it has to be lemons, while the hoppiness and yeastiness helps the taste along. I wouldn’t have said there is much of an aftertaste, just a lil dry finish.
Pleasant yet I cant tell wether it has a dry finish or it is just me, being left with a dry throat. The story about being brewed every year from the 24th february raised an eyebrow, being that is my mums birthday an all. Though even with the huge size and strength I can’t see myself getting this again. A nice experience none the less.
Okay okay another blonde beer but this time I seem to be looking forward to it.
This stands at 8%, seriously did my subconscious do this on purpose picking lots of strong ones, and this one I can feel. The strength is there and it’s really nice. This one by the way is Barbar, a strong ale made with honey and it really works. I have had ales before with honey but they either havent been balanced well or you just can’t taste it. The sweetness is really there but it never gets overpowering, even by the time you finish the glass. Cant say theres much other taste apart from barley and wheat, but you find yourself wanting more. I’m having trouble commenting on the aroma as my nose seems to be taking a day off.
After reading bottle, theres corriander in it?! Never would have known and the last time I had a corriander beer it was horrible, while this one is delicious, good job.