Brewery: 4 Pines in Manly, NSW Style: Nitro Stout ABV: 5.1% IBUs: 40 Rate Beer: 76/100 Pour: Solid black with a big creamy light tan head. A beautiful looking beer. Slight roasted notes on the nose. Smooth, burnt malt flavours with faint hints of coffee and chocolate. I love a good nitro beer and stouts make […]
Brewery: Hairyman Brewery in Caringbah, NSW Style: Cream Ale ABV: 4.6% Rate Beer: No rating yet Pour: Pale straw colour with a fast fading white head. The can describes this as a Creaming Soda flavoured beer and it’s not wrong. Sweet, vanilla flavours dominate this brew. This will transport you back to early 80s as a […]
Brewery: Moorebeer in Port Macquarie, NSW Style: Porter ABV: 5% Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Black with a small off white head. Sweet milk sugar flavour to start with before settling into a vanilla and chocolate notes. Bit more carbonated than you’d expect from a porter. Pairing this one with a spinach and ricotta ravioli […]
Brewery: Young Henry’s in Newtown, NSW Style: Hoppy Porter ABV: 5.5% Rate Beer: 74/100 Pour: Dark in colour with a deep ruby hue and white head. Drinks like a black IPA but a smooth finish with chocolate notes. If this is what fuels a motorcycle, I’ll be out buying a Harley Davidson tomorrow.
Brewery: Thirsty Crow in Wagga, NSW Style: Sweet Stout ABV: 5.2% Rate Beer: 86/100 Pour: Deep brown/black colour with a small tan head Sweet milk stout flavour with hints of mocha. Smooth and easy to drink. Pairs well with a buffalo chicken wings as you set up space on the couch for an afternoon of football.
Brewery: Capital Brewing in Canberra, ACT Style: IPA ABV: 5.8% IBUs: 50 Rate Beer: 80/100 Pour: Golden colour with a big white head. For National IPA day I gave this a crack. A big, smooth, juicy IPA that has plenty of tropical fruit flavours. Easy to drink and fine toast to celebrate a great day dedicated […]
Brewery: Tinnies in Melbourne, Victoria Style: Low Alcohol Beer ABV: 0.5% Rate Beer: No Listing On Rate Beer Pour: Golden straw colour with a fast fading head. Well it’s the last week of Dry July and I think this is my pick of the few low/no alcohol beers I’ve been able to find around my area. […]
Brewery: Weihenstephaner in Bavaria, Germany Style: Alcohol free Hefeweizen ABV: 0.5% IBUs: 14 Rate Beer: 12/100 Pour: Cloudy yellow with a big white head. A Dry July experiment to see if there is such a thing as a good non-alcoholic beer. This has some resemblance to a hefeweizen. The banana/clove yeasty flavours make this almost seem […]