Beer Reviews · ipa · pale ale

#102 Matilda Bay Brewing Wild Yak Pacific Ale – Out of the widely available pale ales to be found in Australia, this is my favourite up to now.

Review #102 – Wild Yak Pacific Ale 66/100 Appearance: pours a light straw colour with a slight cloudiness, producing a thin white head which disperses pretty quickly. Nose: fresh coriander, green papaya and lemongrass.  Palate: the bottle describes the palate pretty accurately with this one, “melon and passion fruit”. Passion fruit is certainly the predominant… Continue reading #102 Matilda Bay Brewing Wild Yak Pacific Ale – Out of the widely available pale ales to be found in Australia, this is my favourite up to now.

Beer Reviews · Stout/Imperial Stout

#101 James Squire Jack of Spades Porter – A Porter Which Leans More Towards the Delicate Side of the Spectrum.

Review #101 – James Squire Jack of Spades Porter 60/100 I’ve really neglected my beer and whisky reviewing lately, this has been due to travelling on a budget. Back in January Becky and I set off on our travels around Asia, after some deliberation on where should be our next destination to make money we… Continue reading #101 James Squire Jack of Spades Porter – A Porter Which Leans More Towards the Delicate Side of the Spectrum.

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · Stout/Imperial Stout

#99 Thornbridge Eldon – a slice of treacle tart and a glass of Kentucky Bourbon

Review #99 – Thornbridge Eldon 92/100 I have decided to keep this review like the beer – short and sweet.  I think some of my reviews are a bit wordy, this is mostly due to me being enveloped in the drink which causes me to rabbit on – but I realise that most of the… Continue reading #99 Thornbridge Eldon – a slice of treacle tart and a glass of Kentucky Bourbon

Beer Reviews · sour · Wild Yeast

#98 Wild Beer Co, Somerset Wild – I beer fed from the tit of the mother apple tree.

Review #98 – Wild Brew Co Somerset Wild 76/100 Now, I’ve seen this beer described as a Berliner Weisse,  I disagree with that description and I have a little bit of a gripe about how beer styles are being slapped on beers that quite frankly do not meet the requirements of the style – I am… Continue reading #98 Wild Beer Co, Somerset Wild – I beer fed from the tit of the mother apple tree.

abbey · Beer Reviews · belgian beer · trappist

#97 St Bernardus Prior 8 – Stepbrother to the Westvleteren 8

Review #97 – St Bernardus Prior 8 88/100 Any beer fan worth their salt will know of Westvleteren brewery in Belgium, they have been renowned for a long time as one of the best breweries in the world, for years their Westvleteren 12 beer ranked as the #1 beer in the world, you can find… Continue reading #97 St Bernardus Prior 8 – Stepbrother to the Westvleteren 8

Beer Reviews · fruit · gose

#96 Siren blue sky blue sea – Seaweed and cloudberry gose

Review #96 – Siren/Surly collaboration blue sky blue sea 85/100 Blue sky blue sea is a collaboration brew between the British brewery Siren and the American brewery Surly as part of the International Rainbow Project.  This Gose has been brewed with cloudberries and seaweed, producing a pretty unique tasting beer. Cloudberries are a delicacy in… Continue reading #96 Siren blue sky blue sea – Seaweed and cloudberry gose

Beer Reviews · Stout/Imperial Stout

#95 8 Wired iStout – The imperial Russian stout from New Zealand with love

Review #95 – 8 Wired iStout 96/100 It’s quite rare for me to come across a beer that breaks my the 90 mark on my rating scale and even rarer to find one that breaks 95 but this imperial Russian stout from 8 Wired has done it without even casting the slightest shadow of doubt… Continue reading #95 8 Wired iStout – The imperial Russian stout from New Zealand with love