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#94 Hawkshead/Wild Beer Collaboration – Cask Aged Oat Wine

Review #94 – Hawkshead/Wild beer cask aged oat wine – 85/100 Unfortunately, I haven’t had the pleasure of sampling many expressions from Hawkshead brewery, I have however had my fair share of brews from Wild Beer and had an informative chat with one of their brewers during the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo.  When I saw… Continue reading #94 Hawkshead/Wild Beer Collaboration – Cask Aged Oat Wine

Beer Reviews · Belgian Style · ipa

#79 Clown Shoes American Monastic – A Trappist Monk Let Loose With a Gatling Gun Full of hops

Review #79 – Clown Shoes American Monastic Belgian IPA 85/100 Picked this bottle up on a whim from a local bottle shop, putting my faith in the usual high quality of Clown Shoes Brewery of Massachusetts.  The beer is brewed with 7 different hop strains with some added to the boil and some used in… Continue reading #79 Clown Shoes American Monastic – A Trappist Monk Let Loose With a Gatling Gun Full of hops

Beer Reviews · Belgian Style

#65 Mad Hatter Membrillo Tripel – Like a Kwak Drizzled Fruit Cake

Review #65 – Mad Hatter Membrillo Tripel 72/100 Out of the bottle and into the glass the beer pours a deep walnut colour with a slight red hue, small amount of yeast sediment in the glass, the beer produces a medium, frothy yellow tinted head. On these nose we’ve got a small amount of alcohol,… Continue reading #65 Mad Hatter Membrillo Tripel – Like a Kwak Drizzled Fruit Cake

Beer Reviews · Belgian Style

#45 Saltaire XS Belgian Red – Good but just lacking a little something…

Review #45 – Saltaire Belgian Red 72/10 This one is going to be quite a quick review of the Saltaire XS Belgian Red, purchased a few days ago and enjoyed last night before dropping off to sleep. Out of the bottle and into a tulip glass this beer pours a deep ruby red, quite hazy,… Continue reading #45 Saltaire XS Belgian Red – Good but just lacking a little something…

Beer Reviews · Belgian Style

#39 De Molen Heen and Weer – The Abbey Style Triple From Holland

Review #39 – De Molen Heen and Weer 84/100 Another one from the Dutch windmill brewery, De Molen.  De Molen is quite easily one of my favourite breweries, they consistently produce fantastic beer which I always get excited about when I see their plain, black & white bottles in a bar.  The Heen and Weer… Continue reading #39 De Molen Heen and Weer – The Abbey Style Triple From Holland

Beer Reviews · Belgian Style · ipa

#16 Stone Cali Belgique – The American IPA with a Belgian twist

Review #16 Stone Cali Belgique 82/100 It’s taken a surprisingly long time for me to get around to trying this one, especially since Stone’s IPA is one of my favourite American IPAs.  The hops used in the Stone IPA are Magnum, Centennial and Chinook, which are all high alpha acid hops, each contributing different aromas,… Continue reading #16 Stone Cali Belgique – The American IPA with a Belgian twist

Beer Reviews · Belgian Style

#14 Mad Hatter Salted Caramel Quadrupel – A Worthy Shoutout to a Local Brewer

Review #12 Mad Hatter Salted Caramel Quadrupel 84/100 There are a few quality brewers in Liverpool, some better than others.  Mad Hatter is a brewery that seems to be improving rather nicely.  The Salted Caramel Quad, for me, is by far their best expression to date and at 10.4% ABV it makes a nice change… Continue reading #14 Mad Hatter Salted Caramel Quadrupel – A Worthy Shoutout to a Local Brewer