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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Recent Tasting Notes


Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (14/20)
Dark brown with a very think yellow head. Nose is a tale of 2 halves; chocolate and roast early, but a certain cardboard, musty, cork taint-like character takes the edge off. Flavours are intense early - sweet chocolate, roast, but one dimensional. And that dimension is just loaded with sugar. 18% ABV by the way.

Kastaar (12/20)
Nice looking beer; hazy orange, a touch of glow, and a medium sized fizzy head. Nose shows good (and balanced) fruits and some underlying malts. Maybe some fruity hops as well. Fizzy palate kills any chance of the flavours being able to shine. Some of the fruity character tries to poke through but the fizz drives a dry and slightly bitter / extracted flavour profile. Kinda like a Asahi with a fruity edge.

Barons Lemon Myrtle Witbier (11/20)
Not bad. Golden amber in colour although hardly exciting. Nice thin persistent head. Lots of aromas lifting off the nose; lemon, spice, almost confectionary-like. Palate nearly as good, and very similar, bit quite there. The lemon and citrus loses its intensity and the beer mellows out into a mild lager. Still, won’t be a bad summer drink.

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7 Comments:

  • Where's the photo from?

    By Anonymous Lach, at 1:19 am  

  • Not entirely sure...stole it from my Brother. Taken from a trip to Prague in late 2006.....

    By Blogger Stewart Went, at 12:57 pm  

  • I dont suppose cloudwine are able to get in any beers from the dogfish head range? I'd have a child then offer them in exchange for a mixed slab of their stuff.

    By Blogger lucas, at 8:20 pm  

  • Hey,

    Can't source at this stage. I would kill for them as well. All the samples I've had to date have either been in the US and brought back from holidays.

    cheers

    By Blogger Stewart Went, at 1:30 pm  

  • It reminded me of the Czech Rep too. I think it might be Novomestsky Pivovar...

    By Anonymous Lach, at 7:36 pm  

  • Lach,

    Got any special Prague recos for me? I'm planning to hit up Italy / Salzburg / Pragua in May. Have printed out relevant Beerfly and Ratebeer comments (inc yours).

    cheers

    By Blogger Stewart Went, at 10:01 am  

  • Lucky bastard. Just make sure you buy Evan Rail's book. I'll put my own comments in an email.

    By Anonymous Lach, at 1:39 pm  

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