jamie goode's wine blog

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Beer isn't wine, but it is quite tasty and I like to drink it. Two favourites, both from Australia. Little Creatures hails from Western Australia, and it's a complex, fruity pale ale of real appeal; Coopers is from South Australia, and it's a bit tighter and fresher, but with just as much flavour. Neither are too sweet. Both are available in Oddbins for 1.49 - it's interesting that the sort of price differentials seen with wine, from cheapest to most expensive, aren't really seen with beer. Fantastic beer isn't much dearer than industrial lager - sometimes it's cheaper, even.

6 Comments:

At 12:36 AM, Blogger Edward said...

Jamie,

The little creatures has lovely floral aromatics. I'm sure it would appeal even to the staunchest wine drinker.

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Come on Jamie whats the abv levels-----do your job properly young man!!

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger modernmod said...

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At 8:55 PM, Blogger modernmod said...

I sent your post to my girlfriend who lives in Perth, WA and this was her reply:

"Little Creatures...all the guys from Belle and Sebastian love it. Everyone loves that stuff who comes here. Little Creatures brewery is the best place to go (if you like beer) on a hot summers day..mmm delicious."

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

From memory Keith, it was 5.2 and 5, but I can't remember which was which.

 
At 4:29 AM, Anonymous Stuart P said...

Just come back from Oz, Jamie, and enjoyed both of these.

Little Creatures was my favourite in terms of complexity, but for a good everyday beer, I liked Coopers Pale (with the green label).

Also enjoyed James Boags (from Tasmania, I think), and bluetongue.

 

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