Brewery Five Barrels in Wollongong, NSW Style XPA ABV & IBU 4.5% Tasting Notes Straw in colour with a big white head. Strong fruit aromas from what I suspect is kiwi hops. That mix of citrus and stonefruit. A light body for drinkability. At just 4.5% ABV you could almost say this is a session XPA […]
When I moved away from Marrickville, the one thing I knew I would miss would be living to close proximity to the breweries that were popping up in the area. But a sea change was required (and we couldn’t afford to buy a house in Marrickville) and we moved down to the ‘Gong. As luck […]
Brewery: Bulli Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style: Dark Lager ABV: 5.6% IBUs: 40 Rate Beer: no listing in Rate Beer Pour: Dark with a ruby hue and thin white head. Strong roasted malt on the nose. Hints of coffee and chocolate and a light dry bitterness. This a pretty easy drinking beer. A little thin in […]
Brewery: Illawarra Brewing Co in Wollongong NSW Style: Black IPA ABV: 7% Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Dark in colour with a deep ruby red shine. Big cream head. Roasted flavour with hints of caramel in the body. Little hop bitterness but mostly stone fruit flavours give it that nice mix of a west coast […]
Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style: Red IPA ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 50 Rate Beer: not listed on Rate Beer Pour: Copper red colour with a big foamy head that holds A beautiful hoppy, beer that holds back the ABV which makes it a good drinking beer. Not as malt driven as some Red IPAs […]
Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style: NEIPA ABV: 5.3% IBUs: 20 Rate Beer: no rating yet Pour: Slight hazy bright yellow colour with a bubbly, lasting head. Light but hoppy beer. Gorgeous colour. Reminds me of that crayola yellow that you would use as a kid to colour the sun in. Good beer to […]
Brewery: Five Barrel Brewing in Wollongong, NSW Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 9.6% IBUs: 50 Rate Beer: No Rating Yet Pour: Deep black with a dark tan head that fades out quickly. Creamy texture with a smooth finish of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The lighter of the series of imperial stouts from Five Barrel but holds […]
Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Not a strong Shiraz flavour unlike the whiskey barrel aged version but still chocolate and vanilla flavours that’s been present in each years batch.