Slow Beer

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Recent Tasting Notes

Matilda Bay Barking Duck (12/20)
Went in very blind on this one as I didn’t know the beer was styled as a saison at the time. Very wit in apperance; light lemon gold, thin / nothing happening head. Citrus and lemon noise, faint, with some underlying spice. Very very similar to taste. More lemon and spice, and the lemon is very overt for the style. Nice balance on the finish with medium strength spices.

James Squire Highway Man Red Ale (12/20)
Nice looking beer with a creamy thin head; ’flat-white’ style. Attractive herbal green hop flavour, very restrained and well backed with classy (but mild) caramel malts. Perhaps a touch dilutive but seems well made. Marketed as a red ale which I guess is there or thereabouts.

Pelican MacPelicans Wee Heavy (15/20)
Massively powerful and sweet nose; lifted sweet berry fruit, almost fruit-cake like with truckloands of zingy fruit. Unique. Similar to taste with the thick fruit-cake again dominating along with licorice. A bit over the top for mine but not outside the bounds of the style. Good fun.



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