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
Review #89 – Victory Kirsch Gose 86/100 I recently watched a video with the brewer at Victory, he was explaining about how he travelled to Germany on a bit of a beer pilgrimage and when he discussed Gose beers with the Germans they perceived it as a bit of a wacky beer, there were jokes… Continue reading #89 Victory Kirsch Gose – the German beer with a sense of humour
Review #85 – Clown Shoes Mango American Kölsch 80/100 Kölsch beer originated from Cologne, Germany. It is typically made from 100% barley malt and undergoes two fermentations, the first fermentation is done using ale yeasts at warm temperatures, the partially fermented beer is then re-fermented with lager yeast to condition the beer. The Clown Shoes Mango… Continue reading #85 Clown Shoes Mango American Kölsch – an age old beer with a tropical twist
Review #80 – Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit Pale 78/100 Brewed with grapefruit, this is a pale ale with a sweet caramel malty backbone, a moderate level of hop bitterness, lots of citrus flavours and aromas from the grapefruit and some more tropical and citrus character coming from the hop influence. In my opinion, it’s… Continue reading #80 Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit Pale Ale – Is it wrong I think this would go well with breakfast?
Review #63 – Flying Dog Tropical Bitch Belgian Style IPA 68/100 More often than not I find some the core ranges of various breweries a little underwhelming, they are generally good but don’t blow me away, but they occasionally produce some special batches with real wow factor. I find with Flying Dog that things work… Continue reading #63 Flying Dog Tropical Bitch -A fruit heavy Belgian, not the best Flying Dog if I’m honest…
Review #59 – Mad Hatter Manchester Tart 80/100 With it’s low ABV and radioactive appearance, I was dubious about this one. My fiancee, Becky was the first to give it a go and she approved so much so I almost had to wrestle it from her. Still I was expecting it to be overly sweet… Continue reading #59 Mad Hatter Manchester Tart – Raspberry coulis in drink format…in a good way
Review #55 – Magic Rock Salty Kiss (Gooseberry Gose) 85/100 The Magic Rock Salty Kiss is a collaboration between Magic Rock and Master Brewer Anders Kissmeyer. For those of you who don’t know, Gose is a style of beer with it’s origins in the German city of Leipzig; they are characteristically tart and refreshing with… Continue reading #55 Magic Rock Salty Kiss – Keep the kisses coming!