Monday, 4 August 2008
GBBF (5) Beer from the Wood
Today's highlight will be the arrival of a 250 litre (c54 gallons) cask of Dutch beer - De Molen - Tsarina Esra. The brewer is bringing the cask himself from Holland; but I am sure it would have been easier to bring two, one under each arm.
Of particular interest is that the barrel is wooden; the beer having undergone extra maturation - one definitely for our friends from SPBW.
Described as being dark brown in colour, with aromas of caramel, chocolate, dried fruit and licorice, the taste is more dark chocolate with a light peat smokiness, tobacco and a warming sweetness. This is one for the connoisseurs withing in at a beefy 11% ABV.