Even gloomy days are great for a nice beer outside.
Today’s tipple is a milk stout brewed in England and winner of the silver medal in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2016. What is a milk stout? The style only describes one thing, that there has been an addition of sweet and unfermentable lactose.
Colour: Deep brown/black. Medium fluffy brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, soft coffee aroma, light hint of citrus and caramel.
Palate: Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Oily, liquorish texture, earthy chocolate, herbal bitterness with a long lasting sweetness.
This beer is a velvety experience totally recommended for condensed milk fans. It pairs perfectly with deserts and creamy cheese. 6/10
Today’s beverage comes from North Cornwall an area with majestic landscapes and excellent water for brewing beer.
This brewery started up their business in 2012 and as stated on their webpage:
“We approach all our beer design in the same way, drawing on the vast gamete of styles and techniques used worldwide. We then use this as a foundation to build upon, but that doesn’t always mean straying too far from the original, more evolution than revolution.”.
Colour: Deep Gold. Medium foamy white head.
Aroma: Fresh tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, mandarin and a hint of peach peel.
Taste: A first explosion of tropical fruit aroma invites you to a cereal taste on the palate leading to a perfectly light balanced sweet bitterness.
This is definitely a well rounded session IPA perfect for summer. Easy to drink with a velvety character and a long lasting delicate hop bitterness.
ZEIGEIST/ˈzʌɪtɡʌɪst/: the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.
“A trans-continental schizophrenic beer combining a classic Czech black lager base and the high octane hit of a west coast American hops”. An incredible twist to a classic style that opens your senses to another dimension, leaving the stereotyped society we are living in aside and breaking walls and boundaries to step forward to a nonconformist future.
Colour: Dark opal, nice beige foam that gently leads to a steady layer.
Aroma: Toasted aromas of wood, malts and a light aroma of freshly roasted coffee.
Palate: Silky light bitterness, earthy tart aftertaste. Light beams of coffee and dark chocolate perfectly balanced.
Brewdog continues surprising beer fans with their range of styles and definitely, this beer is one of those you should try before you die. It has all the velvety taste and beauty of a dark beer with the lightness on the palate of a lager.
Many are the choices to quench the thirst this summer but today’s tipple is an excellent American style IPA brewed in England at Uprising Craft Brewing.
Colour: Rich, hazy, orange amber with fine sediment and good carbonation. Creamy white head reducing to a persistent layer.
Aroma: Intense fruity hops with hints of pineapple and orange peel, tropical fruit and a touch of sweet resin.
Palate: Smooth and tingly mouthfeel with a spritzy carbonation. Hits of mild silky melon, tropical fruit, caramel malt, delicate toasted barley taste and earthy, yeasty flavour commute to a long lasting fresh fruity hop bitterness.
This beer is awesome. An avalanche of hops, an explosion of fruity aromas underpinned by malt and yeast.
As stated in their webpage:
“ An untamed wild frontier. Where storms blow in and winds whisper words of reason. The start of the uprising…” 8/10