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Around The World In 80 Beers episode 163: 99 Not Out Pale Ale
This has Shane Warne's signature on the label. I don't know why a bowler is involved with a label showing a batman's score - and a good one, too. One a bowler wouldn't like to see, normally, but Warnie's highest score was out on 99, but he was given out when caught off a no-ball*. Therefore, the label name.

And the Cricket World Cup is on the telly!

99 Not Out

Pours a dark golden colour with a small amount of sediment. The head is small but quite thick and long lasting. A small amount of carbonation is visible in the glass.

First sip: Mild, slightly sweet malts with a biscuity flavour. Slight citrus flavour which swamped by a mild but very long lasting hops bitterness and dryness. Mouth-feel is light and a little thin, and a bit foamy on the tongue.

This one makes me go "Hmmmmm..." followed by "I dunno" then "Yeah. Okay." It is quite drinkable, and gets better as you drink more. I think it's let down by the thin mouth-feel. Even so, it's quite drinkable and would go well at a BBQ. I could happily settle in for a session with this brew.

And of course, farmhouse cheddar.

99 Not Out Pale Ale
Moa Brewing Company, Blenheim NZ
5% alc/vol
330ml bottle

99 Not Out

Same again, sir? Yes.

*no, this is not a string of random words.

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*snerk* I have long thought that, like the Navajo language, cricket is impossible to understand unless one grew up with it.

You guys don't know what you're missing.

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