Brooklyn Lager

Sticking with lagers from the USA, we move from Boston to Brooklyn. This is another beer I have had the pleasure of drinking before, previously on draught at mozzerella’s Italian restaurant in Marsden, west yorks. 5.2%, and described as Amber Gold with a malty body and a floral hop character. Eminently drinkable

Brooklyn Lager

Brooklyn Lager

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Next up this evening is Samuel Adams Boston Lager, this is a brew from the USA , first brewed in 1985, at only 4.8%, this one would be much more suited to a session. More complex than your average mass produced cooking lager this is a nice beer, with a pleasant mellow flavour.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

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Carlsberg Elephant Beer

Now this is a beer I had drunk before, mainly in retiros on retiro st in Oldham many ears ago, a strong lager at 7.2% originally created as a special strong pilsner for export to the Gold Coast (what is no Ghana) in 1955.

Quite a nice lager, you can taste the strength and you would certainly know about it if you had a session on this beer.

Carlsberg Elephant Beer

Carlsberg Elephant Beer

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Trappist Achel Bier Brunne

Achel bruin bier extra

Achel bruin bier extra

Back to Europe, Belgium to be precise for this amber beer brewed by Trappist monks at the remote achel brewery on the Flemish Dutch border. At 8% it’s a relatively strong beer but it has quite a mellow flavour to it.

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Dragon Stout

Tonight’s beer tour of the world continues as we leave Australia and head to the sunny shores of Jamaica to take in a Stout of all things with the Dragon Stout, the bottle says it’s brewed and bottled by Red Stripe, it’s going down well with tonight’s tea of meat and potato pie, chips and gravy. Nice cold from the fridge, another that’s proving extremely drinkable.

Dragon Stout

Dragon Stout

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Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale

I’d not had any of the beers on the list for a while before deciding to cross some more off the list. So I decided to start with Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale form Australia’s Coopers Brewery – www.coopers.com.au.

It’s an Amber Ale and the tasting notes in the book advise you to note the caramel and toffee flavours and aromas.

I really liked it and would definitely drink again, hopefully one day in its native Australia.

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Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Brewery: Mikkeller | www.mikkeller.dk
Country of Origin: Denmark
First Brewed: 2005
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
Date drunk: 02 June 2012

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast

Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location: Home, Shaw, Oldham, England
Purchased: Beers of Europe

Notes:

Beer no 32 of 1001.

I’ve been away from the blog and the beers on the list for a while but thought I’d try and cross a few more off the list.

So to Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, a Danish Dark Beer from the Mikeller brewery.

The tasting notes in the book say:

“The genius of this beer is in the use of Centenial and Cascade hops, which means that the malts and coffee don’t overwhelm completely.  There’s a balance of bitter chocolate-covered raisins and coffee beans with a lighter tingly freshness that makes it refreshing enough for brunch.”

For my tasting, I definitely got the chocolatey/coffee/malt flavours coming through in this oatmeal stout.

I mustb admit I was drinking it in the earlier evening rather than for a refreshing brunch as suggested by the Books Tasting notes but I like it and would happliy drink it again.

 

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St Peter’s Fruit Beer (Grapefruit)

St Peter's Fruit Beer (Grapefruit)

St Peter's Fruit Beer (Grapefruit)

Brewery: St Peters | www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk
Country of Origin: England
First Brewed: 1997
Alcohol Content: 4.7% ABV
Date drunk: 06 April 2011
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location: Mum and Dad’s, Dersingham, Norfolk
Purchased: Beers of Europe

Notes:

Beer no 7 of 1001.

It’s another of the Specialty beers, this time with a hint of Grapefruit that accompanies the beer flavour.

This is another Wheat Beer and is probably not one I would go for again.

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Wells Banana Bread Beer

Wells Banana Bread BeerBrewery: Wells and Youngs | www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk
Country of Origin: England
First Brewed: 2002
Alcohol Content: 5.2% ABV
Date drunk: 06 April 2011
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location: Mum and Dad’s, Dersingham, Norfolk
Purchased: Beers of Europe

Notes:

Beer No 6 of 1001

Classed in the book as a Specialty beer, unsurprisingly given the name this beer does carry a flavour of Banana and very nice it is too.

It was a perfect accompaniment to an unseasonably warm early April afternoon in the back garden at my mum and dad’s house.

This is a beer that I would definitely drink again and is a nice beer to drink sitting outside on a sunny afternoon.

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Budweiser

Budweiser

Budweiser

Brewery: Anheuser-Busch | www.budweiser.com
Country of Origin: USA
First Brewed: 1876
Alcohol Content: 5% ABV
Date drunk: 05 February 2011
Bottle/Cask: Bottle
Location: Home
Purchased: ASDA

Beer No 5 of 1001

Notes:

A lot of beer aficionados will look snootily down on Budweiser as a mass produced lager with little distinguishing features.

For me it is what it is, a clean, crisp lager, easy to drink.

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