Xmas Swap Review Thread

Discussion in 'Bottle Swaps.' started by strange-steve, Dec 24, 2017.

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  1. Jan 1, 2018 #81

    DavidHatton

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    Lovely golden coloured english ale, smooth on the taste and great malt tones, light floral hop flavour.
    very drinkable and lovely Ale, Went down great this early eve.
     
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    Drunken monk. 10.2% quadruple.

    Opened with a small hiss, the smell initially was treacle like or dark sugar,but malty. Dark in colour with a thin head, though this could be due to being fridge cold and the glass I am using.

    First sip gives big malt flavours with just a tiny hint of the alcohol that is obviously there.

    At first the beer was very cold but as it's warming there is a change away from treacle to more liquorice. The beer is very smooth with just hints of the warming alcohol.

    I am probably not giving this beer the descriptive prowess that it deserves.

    This is my first quad, but the more I am trying Belgium style beers the more I am enjoying.

    Really enjoyed this beer sipping in front of the fire , and looking forward to sampling more beers from this style.


    Well that's the first beer of 2018, going to be good if the are all anywhere near this brew. :thumb:

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  3. Jan 1, 2018 #83

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    That'd be my attempt at a Westy 12 clone, thanks for the review :hat:
     
  4. Jan 1, 2018 #84

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    Hi Steve, thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed it! was only my 4th all grain brew! it went down a storm over xmas, alas now i have to brew mark 3.
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    Thanks for sending, quite sure that there are more eloquent and indeed sensitive tastebuds out there. But really has opened my eyes to a new beer style which I am enjoying. :thumb::grin:
     
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  6. Jan 10, 2018 #86

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    I cracked open this little beauty a few days ago, apologies for the late review. I didn't have a cable to transfer the pics from my phone! A 79p lead from home bargains sorted that out!.

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    On opening a satisfying hiss, there was a thin head with low carbonation. The eisbock had the body of a wine, and also reminded me of a barley wine. It had a lovely ruby hue to it.

    Aroma: Rich lightly fruity aroma.
    Tasting: I had fruit in brandy with even a splash of advocaat thrown in. A crisp clean finish with a smooth warming alcohol kick at the end.

    I more than enjoyed it at the age it was even those Steve said it takes a couple more months to reach its peak. I've drunk Ayinger celebrator and Aventinus eisbock and preferred Steves beer to both of them.
    Hats off to steve :hat: I know making it is beyond my abilities I'll add eisbock back into my list of beers to look out for! :thumb:
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2018 #87

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    Thanks DoJ, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm planning on entering it in the Irish National competition this year though I've never actually tasted a commercial eisbock so I have no idea if it hits the right notes stylistically.
     

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