In the last blog, I said Jonathan and I were sick, of gold coloured citrus hop flavoured beers, well tonight (Saturday) we made a stand and steered clear of such beers. Of course if I am to carry on collecting new beers, I will have to go back to sampling citrus hoppy beers soon, as that is what I expect I am going find the majority of new beers to be.
Here is the full list of beers we had, some I have reviewed in the past some are new but all are a change from gold coloured citrus hop flavoured beers. Only the new beers have new photos, the rest are from the archive.
Jennings, Sneck Lifter from England
5.1% dark red colour with a good head, roasted malt aroma and nice roasted fruity malt flavor, very good on draught or in bottles.
Einstök, Icelandic White Ale from Iceland
5.2% cloudy pale yellow colour with a good head, nice sweet fruity aroma, fruity, herby, coriander, wheat beer taste.
Einstök, Icelandic Toasted Porter, Iceland
6.0% almost black with a good head, roast malt aroma, mild roast malt taste.
Grafenwalder, Weissbier from Germany
5.0% cloudy gold with a thin head, normal weissbier aroma, taste is bitter yeasty citrus, very nice (yes I used the citrus word but it is different in a wheat beer).
Belhaven, Wee Heavy from Scotland
6.5% deep amber with a nice head, fruity malt aroma, nice warming fruity malt taste.
Petrus, Blond from Belgium
6.6% golden with a good head, sweet yeast aroma, nice crisp fruity taste (this was as close as we got to a gold coloured citrus hop flavoured beer but it wasn't).
Petrus, Dubble Bruin from Belgium
6.5%, dark brown with a good head, aroma of roasted malts and fruit, sweet caramel with a bitter aftertaste, good (did you see what did with the photo, very witty or what).
And finally one from just last week but here again to show we avoided the citrus hop.
Sadler’s, Mud City Stout from England
6.6% black colour with a good head, roast malt aroma, sweet mild roast malt taste very nice.
Of course all of the beers were sampled along with some very nice food, spaghetti bolognese and fresh bread, followed by chocolate cake and cream.