If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 1,700 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Very Strong Beers in Cans

I have had eighteen beers (well photos of eighteen beers anyway), that have 10% or more alcohol in them. I have covered the Top Ten on here before but here are the strongest ones you can get in cans.

John Martin, Gordon Finest Titanium from Belgium

John Martin, Gordon Finest Titanium, Belgium

14% deep gold colour with no head, sweet malt aroma, sweet warming alcohol taste.

This is the strongest beer I have had to date, it was more like having a whisky than a beer, I will not be buying it again.

Grolsche Bierbrouwerij, Amsterdam Maximator from Holland

Grolsche Bierbrouwerij, Amsterdam Maximator, Holland

11.6% , good head, not much aroma, don't remember much about it but I do not think it was that unplesent.

Got it just because it was in the fridge in the campsite shop.

Grolsch, Kanon from Holland

Grolsch, Kanon, Holland

11.6% gold colour with a thin head, grass aroma, sweet malt taste and a very strong alcohol and slightly sticky mouth feel.

John Martin, Gordon Finest Chrome from Belgium

John Martin, Gordon Finest Chrome, Belgium

10.5% gold colour with a very thin head, sweet aroma, sweet and fizzy strong alcohol taste.

The photo was taken on the 6th of July 2013 but I have only just opened it, over a year latter on the 19th of July 2014. Had it again last night.

Faxe, 10% Extra Strong from Denmark

Faxe, 10% Extra Strong, Denmark

10% gold colour with a thin head, sweet fruity (apple?) malt aroma, strong carbonated alcohol taste.

A big can full of very strong beer.

Gulpener, Gladiator from Holland

Gulpener, Gladiator, Holland

10.0% gold colour with a nice head, malt aroma, malt and strong alcohol taste.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Point Beers

Stevens Point, make many many beers in the USA but in the UK they are not that easy to find, here are the three that I have had.

Stevens Point, Point IPA from the USA

Stevens Point, Point IPA, USA Stevens Point, Point IPA, USA

5.6% amber colour with a nice head, nice aroma with some toffee and liquorish but mainly hoppy taste.

Stevens Point, Point Amber Lager from the USA

Stevens Point, Point Amber Lager, USA Stevens Point, Point Amber Lager, USA

4.7% amber colour with a nice head and it had a nice aroma and taste.

Stevens Point, Point Pale Ale from the USA

Stevens Point, Point Pale Ale, USA Stevens Point, Point Pale Ale, USA

5.4% gold colour with a thin head, with a nice bitter citrus aroma and taste.

Although I am still useless at describing the taste of beers, these were not bad at all and this is true of lots of beers from the USA.  The USA beers gets some bad reviews from Europeans but I find them to be really nice.