The previous night Eve was doing the shopping (in bed, online, on her phone, at the Ocado site – we’re so now aren’t we? Ocado – this is the second plug you’ve had in two days. Pull your finger out and send me a case of beers, please. The reach of this site is unprecedented(ish)…)
Eve noticed that “The Beer Kitchen” range of beers was reduced (2 for £3) so she asked which ones I’d like to review (You’re not married? Oh you should be. See if you can find a partner like Eve. She thinks of me and how I slave [hah!] over this blog)
Anyway, I selected The Beer Kitchen’s wheat beer (and also their IPA – which I will post here when done)
So there I was yesterday evening; poised at the front door for the 8.30pm – 9.30pm free delivery slot (as well as being very now, we’re also very tight).
Coiled like a spring I was ready to dive into the bag and liberate this beer for review and thirst-slaking.
Delivery-bloke had barely got the bag through the door before I had the bottle out, cap off and into a glass.
Ah. It’s a “filtered” wheat beer. In the Kristal Weizen style. I was looking forward to tons of yeasty fruitniess, coriander, some phenols – the whole lot; but, what I actually got was a startlingly clear, not at all yeasty, beer. Oh well.
The aroma was very gentle malts (and wheat, I guess) and muted yeast aromatics. Some straw, herbalness, maybe some drying hay and a suggestion of rubber or bubblegum.
Taste-wise it was brightly effervescent…and then nothing…for quite a while. The some graininess came in. Some spiciness followed. clutching a few herbal notes in it’s hand.
I got more fruitiness on the after-taste. The aroma was way better than the taste.
Shame, really. Next time I’ll definitely go for Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner. Mit hefe.!