Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pint Night 08/30/06 Kronenbourg 1664

Pint Night, August 30, 2006 Kronenbourg 1664
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The premium beer of Brasseries Kronenbourg brewers since 1664.
Kronenbourg 1664 is brewed with a unique hop blend including aromatic hops from Alsace.
Dense and creamy froth with adherence and good stability / Small bubbles / White colour
Golden yellow colour / Brightness
Medium intensity / Dominant odour of flowery hops / Citrus fruits and malt odour / Touch of yeast, fruits (banana, Mirabelle plum) and pepper
Medium intensity / Dominant odour of hops and grapefruit / Cereal - malt aroma / Spicy and flowery honey touch
Fine bitter taste / Light acid taste
Light density / Light sparkling
Fine lasting taste of bitterness with a flowery hop aroma and a touch of malt light tannins

Friday, August 25, 2006

Brew Crew 08/25/06 Leffe Blonde

Brew Crew, August 25 2006 Leffe Blonde
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A dry, fruity, lightly spiced beer, full and creamy - a perfect balance of strength and subtlety. The brand has a delicate and light, malty aroma and a subtle, sweet finish. Leffe Blonde is a perfect accompaniment to light, everyday meals.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pint Night 08/24/06 Hobgoblin

Pint night, August 24 2006 Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale
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"a deliciously dark, full-bodied and rich 'chocolate' malted brew"
The Legendary Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale

Hobgoblin – Tasting Note
5.2% ABV 500ml bottle and can, 5.0% ABV in cask

Hobgoblin is a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.

Head Brewer, Jeremy Moss, has produced a full chocolate malt flavour beer by the addition of a small proportion of crystal malt and the use of Fuggles hops blended with Styrian Goldings hops. The ruby red coloured Hobgoblin is full-bodied and has a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity character.

The Hogoblin legend
It was in a shadowy corner of the old maltings in Witney that the first gurgle was heard: a delicious, dark, rich ale pouring from the cask.

A local landlord had commissioned a special brew to celebrate his daughter's wedding. Our founder, the late Chris Moss, God rest his soul, created the ale of his life - a dark, rich, and mysterious brew. What to call it though? Too much was brewed for the wedding, so a firkin of our still nameless beer was sold to a local grog shop. It went down so well, more was called for the very next day.

Chris dutifully delivered another firkin, and was stopped aghast in his tracks. What sight beheld him? A drawing of a Hobgoblin and the name had magically appeared on the beer. Was it the wanderer of the night? Was mischief afoot? Perhaps, under his gaze, a lay artist serving at the counter was so charmed with the ale, he'd been compelled to depict the character of the brew in a drawing.

From that day hence, customers would ask for The "Hobgoblin" beer, and the legendary ale was born.

Beware The Hobgoblin . . . He may work his magic on you . . .
"What's The Matter Lagerboy, afraid you might taste something?"

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pint Night 08/23/06 Blue Moon

Pint night, August 23 2006 Blue Moon
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Blue Moon Belgian White, Belgian-style wheat ale, is a refreshing, medium-bodied, unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale spiced with fresh coriander and orange peel for a uniquely complex taste and an uncommonly smooth finish.

The name "Belgian White" is a reference to the cloudy white, opaque appearance of the beer. "Belgian White" also refers to the style of beer, which has been brewed in Belgium for about 300 years. This type of ale is brewed with malt, wheat and oats. It is unfiltered, which allows protein and yeast to remain suspended in the beer and creates the cloudy appearance. This also adds to the smoothness and full body of the beer.

Putting a new twist on the lime ritual, Blue Moon is traditionally served with a slice of orange. Blue Moon was launched in 1995.

Blue Moon is available in bottles and kegs. The brew has 171 calories per 12-ounce serving and 5.4 percent alcohol by volume.

  • 1996 World Beer Championship silver medalist, White Beer category
  • 1997 World Beer Championship silver medalist, White Beer category
  • 1995 World Beer Championship gold medalist, White Beer category

Friday, August 18, 2006

Pint Night 08/17/06 Goose Island - IPA

Pint night, August 17 2006 Goose Island - India Pale Ale
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Our hop-lover's classic ale
Our IPA recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result, quite simply a hop lover's dream. And this classic ale adds a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, to ensure that the long hop finish is one you'll remember.