Review #24 – Taieri George

It looks a bit better than this, really. And tastes far better.Hot Cross Bun Ale

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Speaking of long absences and dispiriting privation, I have been looking forward to Emersons’ Taieri George for a long, long time now. It’s a seasonal beer – released on or about March 6th, the birthday of the George for whom it is named and who founded the brewery – and since I’d tried it towards the tail end of winter last year I’ve been waiting all summer for it to return. For a number of reasons, some of which are also reasons for the hiatus in this blog, I’ve put off having it though and lately it’s been sitting in my fridge taunting me…calling to me…and I’m wondering now has it been worth the wait?

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Travellin’ south

Too much drinking to do, too little time. While there should be a proper review of the Hobgoblin Ruby Beer coming up later today (I figure it’ll still be Thursday somewhere by the time it’s done) I’ve come to realise there’s not enough hours in a day to do this for everything so from here on in I’ll be working in mini-reviews, usually for beers purchased over the bar where one is inclined not to sniff and swirl and carry on anyway because, let’s face it, it makes you look a bit of a dick so there’s less I can pick up about them in any case. Plus it’ll probably do me good to, like, go out of the house every once in a while.

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Review #12 – Green Man Whiskey Bock

Green Man Whiskey Bock (Doppelbock, 9% abv). Green Man Brewery, (Dunedin, New Zealand). $8.79/330ml.

It’s definitely worth taking a punt on the 2012 vintage if you can’t find one of these. Which, by now, you almost certainly can’t.

Cards on the table here, I actually tried this one some time ago and…well I can’t claim the dog ate my notes or anything but for some reason I didn’t get around to writing it up which is a shame because this one is actually pretty good. Continue reading