Monthly Archives: March 2017

St Austell Ales – Proper Black IPA

St Austell Ales – Proper Black IPA 6%

This is a black strong ale, with a deep fresh hop aroma.
It has a dry strongly hopped taste, with hints of black coffee and a lasting hop bitterness.This is a strongly hopped IPA and becomes another of the growing number of Black IPA beers.
 
Another member of the Proper Job, Big Job range of IPAs from the Cornish St Austell Ales.

Einstök Olgerd (Brewery) – Icelandic Toasted Porter

Einstök Olgerd (Brewery) – Icelandic Toasted Porter 6.0%

Einstök Olgerd – Icelandic Toasted Porter

 

This is a very dark to black ale, with toasted coffee and toffee aromas. It has a warm coffee taste with a toasted coffee and chocolate bitterness. It is an excellent porter style ale.

This ale is brewed with toasted a chocolate malts and is brewed with Icelandic roasted coffee.
 
An interesting and successful Icelandic brewed traditional ale originating in the pubs around the traditional London markets.
My 5*
 
This 6 Pack of Icelandic Toasted Porter was was a much appreciated present, brought back from Rekjavik by my son on a visit to see the Northern Lights.
 

Einstök Ölgerd (Brewery) – Icelandic White Ale

Einstök Ölgerd [Brewery] – Icelandic White Ale 5.2%

Einstök Ölgerd - Icelandic White Ale
Einstök Ölgerd – Icelandic White Ale

This is a lemon coloured ale with a fresh and sweet aroma. It has a sweet light spicy taste making it a refreshing ale.

The ale is flavoured with coriander an orange peel. Based on the classic witbier, with coriander and orange peel, oats and Icelandic water. This is very good spicy white ale and is unfiltered. It has a lighter spiciness than the classic Belgian White Beer and is an interesting ale from our Northern European neighbour.
 
The brewery is 60 miles south of the Arctic circle. In the fishing port of Akureyri. The water comes from rain and glaciers from Hlidarfjall Mountain passing through lava fields. My 5*