Slow Beer

Friday, July 27, 2007

Cellar Notes - Chimay Blue

1999 / Tasted Oct 2006 (17/20)
Ok, 7yr old trappiest for A$9, er WTF is going on? (translation - bloody bargain!!). Creamy coffee coloured head shows truckloads of dense lacing. Excellent. Very dark brown in colour. Soft nose of old malts and cooked rhubarb (a nice trait!). Palate is all about balance and subtlety. Soft chocolate and malts; oh so approachable with nil apparent alcohol heat. Tails off a touch on the finish but how can you fault given the age? (5 EuR @ Kulminator)

2005 / Tasted Feb 2006 (13/20)
Decent head on pouring but thins out quickly. Nice reddish-brown in colour. Well balanced nose of sweet, earthy malts and a hint of stewed fruits. Quite elegant. Palate continues the elegant theme but to my mind to a fault. Controlled malts early in the piece with nice liquored chocolate notes but the flavour profile really takes a hit with some noticeable fizz drying the palate out. Finishes a touch hot, a surprise given the fizz. To be honest quite disappointing given the reputation…..I’ve had 50 better beers in the past 12 months.


Friday, July 20, 2007

New Releases - Mid July

Barossa Valley Brewing Bee Sting $3.00
Mountain Goat Old Surefoot Vintage 2006 (Long Neck) $18 (very limited!)
Red Duck The Ox $5.00
Red Hill Imperial Stout $5.00
Red Oak Rauchbier $5.00


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Beer News - Latest Red Hill Newsletter

Can't wait to try the Imperial Stout...should be a cracker!!

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Beer News - Thorogoods Boy Does Good!

Good on ya Tony!

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Beer News - Camberwell Store Refurb

Ok....I know parking spots can be a little tough to find in Camberwell but I think this guy's efforts went too far!!!

Apparently had to swerve due to being cut-off by another truck or something.....I await the police report with interest.

Expect our Camberwell store to be out of action for 10 - 15 days whilst we get a face lift.



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