Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New Brews

I realize that most of you could care less about this, but these posts are mainly for my own sake (so I can remember what I've tried and enjoyed). Over the past few weeks, I've tried...

1.) Ayinger Ur-Weisse - A German Dunkel Weizen, which are known for their clove and banana flavors. This beer in particular is known for tasting like Banana Bread, which it did, and was actually quite excellent. In fact, I'd rate this in my Top 3 favorites so far on my premium beer quest. A little pricy at almost $6 a bottle, but worth every penny.

2.) Mackeson Triple XXX Stout (Milk Stout) - In the same vein as Young's Chocolate Stout, but found it to be less chocolate than Young's and more of a mocha latte flavor. Very, very good.

3.) Tucher Urfränkisch Dunkel - Another Dunkel, which I had later in the evening the same night as the Ayinger. Not a bad beer at all, but found it to be mediocre after the Ur-Weisse. I'll have to try this again on its own sometime.

4.) Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout - A dark-as-night, can't-see-any-light-through-it-at-all stout from Ohio's Thirsty Dog. A slightly bitter, roasted coffee flavor with a pretty high ABV. Good stuff when looking to go heavy.

5.) Black Angus Oatmeal Stout - My favorite brew at the Lafayette Brewing Company (the town where I live). Gotta love and support the local micro-breweries.

6.) I also had some brand of Mocha Stout around the campfire with Tommy a few weeks ago... can't remember the exact name. Care to help out, Tom?

7 comments:

isaiah said...

That would be a Highland Brewing Co.'s Black Mocha Stout. Brewed in Asheville, NC.

I've got one left!

Celeste said...

I love Highland brewery in Asheville. My favorites are the Oatmeal Porter and the Gaelic Ale.

My DH makes home brew.

Not too long ago we tried a commercial beer that had seaweed in it. Supposedly it is like a certain Celtic beer that tastes like the sea because the wind blows the salt on the growing hops in the field.

Trev Diesel said...

That's the one, thanks!

Celeste- I'm considering starting to dabble in home brewing. Got a few books from the library. (Cool about the seaweed!)

isaiah said...

celest,

the Oatmeal Porter is my fav. I used a whole can to make the stuffing with this Thanksgiving.

I think we're gonna try and head to Ireland in August- It will be interesting experience tasting all the brews and malt Scotch. When our Irish relatives came to America this past summer, they brought their own Irish whiskey because they were afraid they wouldn't be able to get it here...oh, and they brought cases of Red Bull to mix drinks with.

The Irish sure can drink- AND hold it. I guess it's the Scottish half of my Scotch/ Irish blood that ruins it for me.

Chris Matthieu said...

Have you heard about Chugd.com, the social beer network?

Dan said...

I've had the xxx, good stuff.

Celeste said...

Red Bull - UGH!!!!

Trev, beer making is not hard. My DH has had a lot of fun and success with it. Last summer when the Buddhist monks stayed with us, he even created a rice based beer in the Japanese monk's honor. 8-)

I bet Tommy's tday stuffing rocked.