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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 199: Vale IPA
Beer
dewhitton
Vale IPA

Pours a deep, clear amber colour with a medium head. A small amount of carbonation is visible in the class.

First Sip: strong, sweet malts up front, with a little citrus. Initially very little hops, but then it builds to a long-lasting after-taste. Medium mouth-feel with a little foamy carbonation tingle on the tongue.

"First Sip" was immediately followed by First Gulp. This is a very yummy IPA. The lovely malty sweetness is strong but not too overwhelming, and the hops after-taste goes on for DAYS. I'd only bought one bottle; I won't make that mistake again. It's six packs of this from now on. It goes down very easily, and at 5.5% alc/vol it would put the wobbly boots on pretty fast. And I won't care.

Vale IPA

Vale American IPA.
McLaren Vale Brewery, SA
5.5%alc/vol
330ml bottle

Same again, sir? Oh yes please!
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around the world in 80 beers episode 198: Knappstein Reserve Lager
battyden
dewhitton
Knappstein Reserve Lager

Pours a clear very pale yellow with a small/medium head that lasts for ages. lots of carbonation visible.

First sip: Whoa. I mean, mild malt and toffee sweetness, with quite a lot of fruit, almost grapey, flavours. Hops is mild but very long lasting and can be tasted from sip to long after the swallow. Medium mouth-feel with a nice carbonation tingle on the tongue.

If it weren't for the hops, I'd think this was a fizzy riesling. It is extremely drinkable and goes down very easily. This can be a problem - at 5.6% this can result in wobbly boots. A very yummy beer!


Knappstein reserve Lager
Enterprise Brewery (Knappstein Wines) South Autralia
5.6% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Knappstein Reserve Lager

Same again, sir? Oh yes please!
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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 197: Yenda Pale Ale
Beer
dewhitton
It's been a while since I've done one of these.

Yenda Pale Ale

Pours a clear golden colour with some carbonation visible. The head is small and fades away rapidly (This may be a glass problem.)

First sip: Some mild grainy malts almost but not quite obscured by the hops, which fade away rapidly. Mouth-feel is thin, with a foamy tingle on the tongue. There is a faint, lingering hoppy after-taste.

This beer is... okay. It's drinkable, and I wouldn't say "no" if someone bought me one. It would go down well on a hot day, or would do as a six-pack for a BBQ. But... yeah. Maybe. Meh.

Yenda Pale Ale
Australian Beer Co. (Owned by Coca Cola Amatil)
4.5% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Yenda Pale Ale

Same again, sir? Um... dunno. Yes?
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22/7
silly
dewhitton
It's 22nd July. Happy Pi Approximation Day!

(no subject)
silly
dewhitton
What would happen if the Rev. Sidney Chambers and Farther Brown were to be appointed to the Anglican and Catholic churches in Midsommer?

The Undercurrent: Coral, Coal & Corruption
cranky
dewhitton

Why I should not watch the NOAA Okeanos Live Stream
silly
dewhitton
When I watch the live feed of the NOAA Okeanos Explorer, I want to point at the black spots and say "You missed a bit."

Okeanos Explorer

Travel With Den
Photos, art
dewhitton

I wonder how much longer this will last.
bastard
dewhitton



#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday




I can't help feeling the aim of every change LiveJournal makes is to drive non-Russians off the site.

Dubbo Noir
battyden
dewhitton
Anything can happen at night when you're driving around the mean streets of the little city. Most nights, nothing happens. This was one of those nights.


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