What Is A Squirrel’s Favourite Beer?

Chestnut Beer, what more could a squirrel need?

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.
Product info  
Colour Amber
Origin England, Yorkshire, Bradford
Brewery Titanic brewery for Morrisons
Unique ingredients Natural chestnut flavours
ABV% 4.5 %
Beer style Flavoured (chestnut) Amber Pale Ale
Serving tips Serve chilled in an inward flared glass with a generous head
Tasting note  
Look Deep amber/Clear/Gentle carbonation/Frothy white head
Smell Gorgeous chocolate with roasted chestnuts
Mouth feel Medium strength/Medium bodied/Warming and smooth
Taste Bitter/Sweet/Dry
Flavour Dark chocolate bitterness/Nutty caramel sweetness
Finish Lingering/Hoppy dry
Food match Roasted venison
Cadburys Fruit & Nut

TRAVEL STORY OF THE WEEK

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!

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