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.

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