05 January, 2011
Kelpie Seaweed Ale
This pours similar to the Zeitgeist from Brew Dog - A black lager. This however is an ale with a thin white head which almost immediately dissipates.
The nose was completely different than I anticipated. It initially smells candied - kola and marzipan but after serving 2 customers and reverting back to the so-called seaweed beer - I got it! Thankfully it's not Dollymount strand. It's actually a subtle coastal smell. Salty and almost medicinal.
The palate has a nice carbonation with sweet caramel flavours which finish like slightly bitter salt water...and I just ruined it!!!.
Rory was just in to purchase a can of beer to stuff his chicken with... Nothing illegal - he assures me the chicken is dead. We both tasted it and both liked it. (Back me up Rory!!!)
I suggest you try this with a couple of Californian Sushi rolls or if you're like me and don't buy into the raw fish buzz - Anything that once originated from the sea and that includes Captain Birds eye fish fingers.
Available from Deveney's of Dundrum.