Popped into Oddbins on the way home this evening. Nice selection of wines, these days. Lots interested me. Came out with three beers, though. Was particularly interested to try the Brew Dog, because I’d read a lot about these guys. Brilliant, slightly edgy marketing. The beer is great, too.
Brew Dog Trashy Blonde (you know you shouldn’t)
4.1% alcohol. An intense, full-flavoured blonde beer that’s extremely hoppy, with some sweet fruit and malty notes countered by pleasantly bitter, tangy hop notes. A dry finish. Superb stuff. 8.5/10
Williams Gold (refreshing golden ale) Alloa, Scotland
3.9% alcohol. Full flavoured but extremely mellow, with sweet toffee and butter notes, very subtle hoppiness and a broad, malty finish. A sweet, easy-drinking style. Charming. 7.5/10
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
5.6% alcohol. Balance is the key here. There’s some bitter hoppiness, a bit of richness on the palate, and also a nice citrussy freshness. Very easy to drink with nice depth of flavour, and no rough edges. 8/10