Saturday, 21 February 2009
Video Blog 1 - Zywiec Porter
I purchased this new gadget last month and have now plucked up the confidence to have a go at a video blog.
I am keen to share some interesting, less common beers, guide people to interesting web-sites, books or magazines, and generally to have some fun with new media.
Although I think I need to be a bit more thorough on the beer tasting, it is not bad for a first effort from a complete technophobe but I let you be the final judge. I would appreciate feed back whether this is OK or not.
The beer tasted is Zywiec Porter, a 9.5% baltic porter imported from Poland. This brewery has been brewing since 1856 and the beer has been made since 1881 so I guess they are getting the hang of it.
The beer was served and tasted at a cellar temperature but as it warmed up afterwards the complexities came through. Some really nice fruit flavours, fruit cake, vanilla and raisins with very little harshness from such a high gravity beer. The highlight was the longest finish and lovely bitter aftertaste that I have tasted recently.
The web-sites mentioned are
www.thebeerboy.co.uk - Zak Avery, Beer Writer of the Year
www.boakandbailey.com - Boak and Bailey from the beer blog world.
Sorry but thus far, I have not managed to work out how to upload the video ! The first video blog without a video :-) Hopefully it is now here.
Cheers for now