Here today we have Coconut from Mongozo brewery standing at a sweet 3.6%. I had a coconut one a long time ago on one of the past advents, and it was basically coconut juice. Thankfully this one is a lot better and more beer like. The second you open the bottle you get a whack of coconut aroma which pleasantly maintains itself throughout drinking it. But it is hard toactually smell anything else. Taste is a mix of coconut milk and coconut water, pineapple and sugar. The carbonation and texture is light and easy to drink. The aftertaste only leaves a bit of pineapple and quickly dissapates. And that is it really, a pleasant beer that does exactly what you would expect and nothing more.
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.
Haha when I first pulled the bottle out I thought to myself ‘aww a small one I’m quite thirsty tonight’ then saw the 10% strength and thought ‘Jackpot!’
Tonight we have Horn dog from the Flying dog brewer standing at 10.2%, which is glorious. Plus a seem to have a hidden weaken to barley wine style ales. My oh my the smell of barley is intense and somewhat addictive, if there are other aroma’s I’m missing them as I’m quite focused on this one aroma. The taste on the other hand isn’t as sweet, not as sickly sweet, as previous barley wine ales I have had, plus there is a slight bitter aftertaste compared to others. Which works as its makes you want to have another sip. The texture glides down easier than previous ones too, not as sticky or clingy. I also like the strength being present but not overpowering the taste.
Can’t tell wether I’m writing a beer review or a trash novel anymore. Good stuff basically.