Nos. 222 – 226 – Parklife, kind of
What could be better than sitting in a park on a warm changeable day with a few beers? Why, sitting opposite a park watching people in the park while having a few beers, of course. The picture above is not representative of the park, it’s something I took a while ago and liked…
Nos. 222 and 223 – Mad Jack’s Extra Strong Apple Lager and Apple Lager
After a long debate on whether or not these count as beers, I decided that they do. They are apple flavoured lagers not cider made from apples – not a patch on Unibroue’s Éphémère Apple however. These felt like lemonade or like fizzy cocktails rather than beer but with the heartburn of a good cider as a side effect. They’re not bad, refreshing perhaps and recommendable to people who like cider or lemonade. They’re both getting 3/11 and that’s that – I will probably try some other varieties to fill out the numbers later in the year.
No 224 – Dieu du Ciel’s Ultra Mosaika
Nice label for a good beer. It has a hoppy somewhat fruity aroma and the taste hits immediately. It’s frothy, light and refreshing with hints of orange. It’s good, it’s worth the price, it’s accurate, I’d drink it again and I’d recommend it for hops lovers. 5/11
No. 225 – Dieu du Ciel’s Solstice d’Hiver
The highlight of the day – a barley wine type ale with a strong aroma of caramel, noticeable from a distance. To drink, it was quite light for a 10% beer. It is smooth and well balanced and has a hint of sweetness that hits the back of the mouth and stays there for a while afterward. Maybe not ideal for a Summer’s day, but would be perfect mid-January in the middle of a snowstorm. It’s good, it’s worth the price, it’s accurate, it has a certain je ne sais quoi, I’d drink it again and I’d recommend it. I would also go out of my way and go out in a snowstorm for it. A strong 8/11.
No. 226 – Unibroue’s Don de Dieu
The final beer of the day, which somehow wasn’t too heavily influenced by the fact that I’d had several beers before. I drank this while it was warm, too warm in fact, but the taste was fine, easy to drink and didn’t have too much of an edge for a strong beer. It didn’t however have anything special about it. 5/11