Software engineer. Hedonist. Vegetarian. Fiancé of the amazing Cass.

 

Nøgne Ø Andhrímnir Barley Wine It is cruel to name your beer after Andhrímnir (the chef who cooks the same thing night after night) then produce only a single batch. When I fell in love with the big sultana flavour of this mythical beer I had no idea that I was drinking the only bottle I would ever experience.
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale I bought this beer for the cute owl on the label just like I bought the last beer for the cute Norse boat. What would Japanese India Pale Ale taste like? Oranges, honey (more White Rabbit White Ale than Barossa Valley Bee Sting Honey Wheat Beer) and a whole lot of cedar; a brilliant beer for a Scotch drinker.
Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale I convinced friends to leave a work party at Transport and follow me across town to Biero, and the syrupy malt and Islay peatiness of this beer was totally worth it.
Renaissance Perfection Pale Ale After the great success of the Stonecutter this beer was a disappointment until I listened to the label’s advice and tasted it from a wine glass. What was previously a miserable, malty git unfurled into an oily, malty brawler with quite a bit of bitterness.
De Molen Heen & Weer So Knocked Up and Iron Man were terrible and my Flying Horse Whale Ale was pretty average but I adored my one bottle of this. Mostly oaky with some apricots, even the man selling it to me went to his special place.

Nøgne Ø Andhrímnir Barley Wine It is cruel to name your beer after Andhrímnir (the chef who cooks the same thing night after night) then produce only a single batch. When I fell in love with the big sultana flavour of this mythical beer I had no idea that I was drinking the only bottle I would ever experience.

Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale I bought this beer for the cute owl on the label just like I bought the last beer for the cute Norse boat. What would Japanese India Pale Ale taste like? Oranges, honey (more White Rabbit White Ale than Barossa Valley Bee Sting Honey Wheat Beer) and a whole lot of cedar; a brilliant beer for a Scotch drinker.

Renaissance Stonecutter Scotch Ale I convinced friends to leave a work party at Transport and follow me across town to Biero, and the syrupy malt and Islay peatiness of this beer was totally worth it.

Renaissance Perfection Pale Ale After the great success of the Stonecutter this beer was a disappointment until I listened to the label’s advice and tasted it from a wine glass. What was previously a miserable, malty git unfurled into an oily, malty brawler with quite a bit of bitterness.

De Molen Heen & Weer So Knocked Up and Iron Man were terrible and my Flying Horse Whale Ale was pretty average but I adored my one bottle of this. Mostly oaky with some apricots, even the man selling it to me went to his special place.

(Source: Flickr / kyleroth)