31 August, 2009
27 August, 2009
These 2 new editions to the Deveney's beer family arrived last night.
My first ever smoked beer - Aecht Schlenferla Rauchbier, Marzen. I'm pretty sure that we're not going to be great friends but I'll definitely give it a go for curiosity purposes alone. This is a dark, aromatic, bottom fermented beer. The malt is exposed to the smoke of burning beech wood during the malting process and is then mixed with premium class hops and matured in 700yr old cellars in the hills of Bamburg. The brewery's description of the beer is ''Even if the brew tastes somewhat strange at first, swallow, do not stop because soon you will realize that your thirst will not decrease and your pleasure will visibly increase''...... I'll be the judge of that!!!
The 2nd new arrival is, i think a little easier on the palate. Hacker Pschorr Munchener Gold. These guys are renowned for their wheat beers and as their brewing process has virtually remained unchanged for over 580years this reputation is not surprising. The history of the brewery can be traced back as far as 1417. Expectations are pretty high for this!!!
Gotta take my work home with me this evening..... Seriously tough job!!!
26 August, 2009
14 August, 2009
August Beer special......
Gaffel Kolsch €1.99 500ml bt
Great summer beer. Looks like a lager drinks like a good wheat beer, Loadsa fruit and biscuity notes.... A good German staple.
Deveney's Dundrum till stocks last.
13 August, 2009
After careful deliberation the decided theme for August is Wheat beers: 2 German, 2 Belgian, 1 American and a Lituanian for good measure.
Thursday 20th August from 6.30 to 8pm. Usual drill, Deveney's Dundrum, tasting notes and me.
Hope to see you all here, looking forward.
10 August, 2009
My old pals - Barry, Phil, Stevo, Karl and Erin stopped in last Friday for Jenga and beers. Unfortunately the game format of the night had to be altered due to the lack of remembrance on Barry's behalf. We dug out 'Operation'. As the steady hand wouldn't be my forte, I was disqualified 1st Round for leaving the ice-cream cone in the operated gut...... I'm far better at Jenga, i think.
Phil had a couple of Paulaner Salvators. At 7.9% he'd severe difficulty with sentence structure and coordination. This is a full bodied beer - round ripe fruit palate with a slight malty finish and a nice balanced sweetness.
Barry and I shared a few Samuel Adams Hardcore ciders. Really good easy drinking cider. Red apple flavour, a medium dry palate with good carbonation. Bar also had a few Longueville Cidre de recoltant. I've posted on this before and it definitely slots into my top 20.
Steve, Erin and myself had a few Coopers sparkling ale. This is brewed to be consumed somewhere in Western Australia but didn't taste bad on Nutgrove avenue. Fresh, zesty palate. Citrus fruit with a nice crisp dry finish. Ice cold with some 40degree weather and a bucket of Oporto Chicken..... Almost contemplate doing time for this.
Karl, a bag of McCoys barbecue and a Hooky Gold. He reckoned it went better with these than the toffee crisp that followed. Golden ale, a bit of an all rounder. Easy drinking and a great alternative to a commercial lager.
A late night, loads of reminiscing, good beer and even better stories.