What Is A Squirrel’s Favourite Beer?
Look what I found in Morrisons! In the interest of research I have tasted this beer for you & used it as an example of the format I like to use to keep notes on the beers I try. I call this the SSBD Tasting Card:
BEER TASTING OF THE WEEK
|Morrisons Chestnut Beer|
|Overall impression||Morrisons Chestnut beer is a deep amber, medium-light and medium bodied, winter warming, chestnut flavoured English Pale Ale, with surprising chocolate-chestnut aromas and intense dark chocolate bitterness, blended with a nutty caramel sweetness followed by a lingering, hoppy dry finish.|
|Origin||England, Yorkshire, Bradford|
|Brewery||Titanic brewery for Morrisons|
|Unique ingredients||Natural chestnut flavours|
|Beer style||Flavoured (chestnut) Amber Pale Ale|
|Serving tips||Serve chilled in an inward flared glass with a generous head|
|Look||Deep amber/Clear/Gentle carbonation/Frothy white head|
|Smell||Gorgeous chocolate with roasted chestnuts|
|Mouth feel||Medium strength/Medium bodied/Warming and smooth|
|Flavour||Dark chocolate bitterness/Nutty caramel sweetness|
|Food match||Roasted venison|
|Cadburys Fruit & Nut|
Your little friend Secret Squirrel Beer Detective has been a tourist in London this week.
SUPERMARKET BEER OFFER OF THE WEEK
Waitrose (online at http://www.waitrose.com or check your branch first)
St Peters The Saints Whisky Beer
Introductory offer £1.88 (will be £2.35)
BEER CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK
How Do I Order Beer Online?
Well, most supermarkets have a reasonable selection available online these days. If you are like moi & are looking for Christmas presents for the beer lovers in your family, here are 2 companies I would recommend:
www.beermerchants.com Has a huge range. The minimum order is £20.00. Postage is £6.75 for a 5 (working) day delivery. You can choose bottles & glasses individually or order a ready mixed case. Eg. Belgian Beer Lovers Festive Case (20 bottles, 1 glass), £42.50
www.beerritz.co.uk Also has a huge range. Minimum order is £24.00. Standard postage is £8.52 for an overnight (working day) delivery. You can buy any quantity, as above, or a mixed case. Eg. An American Dozen (12 bottles), £30.00
Imagine how happy your fellow Beer Detectives will be to receive one of those mixed cases?! Bon weekend, happy shopping!