Happy New Year!!
A ridiculously overdue post! Apologies to all followers; without getting into detail; Deveney's has been subject to a couple of ill wind adventures and this has led to a shortfall in blog activity.; in fact; any kind of activity; be it work or extra curricular...
We have been tied to a flooded cellar and stock inventories; damaged ancient Cote Rotie and Chateau Margaux along with a 'dungeon' full of vintage; rare and unusuals... destroyed! If I was an advocate of those smiley faces; I would use the non smiley one in abundance here; maybe even the crying one!
So...In honour of our misfortune; it feels quite apt to review...
Trouble Brewing; Or.
For any of our non native tongue readers (I'm not far behind you); Or means golden. This is an Irish Golden/ blonde beer... Surprisingly enough!
It hails from the Kildare region and they've featured on the Irish craft circuit for some time now; draught first and due to popular demand they got bottling.
I really like their labels; quirky cool and very unleprechaun-ish (a new word for the Oxford).
This pours a slightly darker golden colour; reddish hues. The nose is D-elicious! Fresh pineapple and mango; almost like an exotic fruit sorbet.
The palate didn't reflect the nose though. Fresh and zesty; nice carbonation but very secondary. Disappointingly for me; I couldn't find a trace of the exotic fruits found in the nose; anywhere on the palate. However; I will say; for all those looking to experiment in a local craft beer fridge; this is a definite 'gateway' beer. It'll lure you in with it's siren nose; purposefully quench a desert thirst and leave any appreciative beer palate without surprise...
It's a great start up beer and it's from the motherland.