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I’m getting Tinner St. Feuillien Saison in a can

Earlier this year I tried the St. Feuilliens Saison 6.5%. It arrived in the store last Friday so i nabbed a can and said I’d give it a lash, I must taste them of side by side blind and see which stands out more but alas that’s hard work for another day! The canned version has a nice big dry hopped logo in green on a purple/burgundy slim red bull shaped can. Any how more on the beer -

Belgian yeast nose with a definitive hoppy note and of fresh orange citrus and a hint of floral spice. The palate is full with a nice broad mouth feel with tangy peachy flavours and zesty citrus on the end.  4/5


Beerd Monocle PA & Greenflash West Coast IPA

1st up the Beerd Monocle 5.6% pours a nice Amber with good carbonation, the nose has nice biscuit malt with some earthy spicy floral hops. The palate is malty rich with a slight bitter lift on the finish. Quite sessionible 4/5

Uimhir a do Greenflash West Coast IPA 8.1% packed full of simcoe, cascade, Columbus, citra &centennial. Pour nice orange colour, aromas of mango, orange and tangerine with a nice malty backbone. Sweetish malty palate with similar notes to the nose and a nice bitter citrus lift and long finish to the beer. Class act 5/5 (This beer is brewed in Europe by St. Feuillien in Belgium)

Cans v Bottles at the Eden Project

Originally posted on A FemAle View on Beer:

The Eden Project loves beer. They asked me back to run tastings at their Harvest Festival for the 3rd year in a row and this year they wanted something a bit different. “How so?” I asked… “Well, we’d like to do something with cans,” they told me and so the Eden Project bottles v cans ‘face off’ was born.

I chose three beers available in both can and bottle, to be tasted blind, and then I’d ask the audience to vote on which they preferred. The Eden Project’s wonderful staff played along and rustled up a large wooden box to conceal the beers from the audience while they poured them.

The beers we tasted were:

  • Adnams Ghost Ship (4.5%) pale ale hopped with Citra and other US varieties.
  • BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) IPA stuffed full of hops including Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin.
  • Beavertown Smog Rocket (5.4%) smoked porter…

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Tins of craft beer

Oskar Blues Brewery is a craft brewery located in Longmont, Colorado. They were one of the first breweries to go down the can route. They are unusual in the business because all of their production is canned.


Mama’s Little Yella Pils 5.3% Pours golden Yella witha small fluffy head that’s disappears quickly. Nose is muted with some grainy and grassy notes. Palate is very light with very little flavour. Nothing special here 2/5

Dales Pale Ale 6.5%
Amber colour when poured with a fluffy head. Citrus aroma and hints of grapefruit hops taste. Lingers in the mouth. Better but still very ordinary 3/5

Last BBQ of the summer

Well the summer was ending, and one of the lads was throwing a BBQ in honour of his birthday and Terminator two judgement day. While they’re was the usual fare burgers, sausages and potato salad, on the beer front I went with two options as I was in the mood for crisp white wines more on another post. First up St.Mels brewing company pale ale

IMG_1123-0.JPG while this was a decent opening drink for the day, it didn’t wow me at all, it was pleasant drinkable but just plan boring, all in all a fairly unremarkable beer! 2/5

Up next Beavertown Black Betty, Black IPA, ABV 7.4%


This beer I very much enjoyed. Pours rich brown with a huge, lasting beige foam head. Aroma holds a loads of resinous pine, with some background berry, citrus and coffee. Medium sweet flavour fronted by that piney goodness, backed by rich and chocolatey malts, and a bit of grapefruit, some dry cocoa. Really enjoyed this beer 4/5. Thanks to Paul for the hook up. Will be seeking more Beavertown beers near by.

Ribera sacra Vel’uveyra Bierzo 2012


The name of the wine means gaze at the vineyard in Galician. This is 100% Mencia from 10 to 60 year old vineyards. Cherry juicy pomegranate fruit on the nose with a touch of mocha oak. The palate edges towards silky with a touch of gritty acidity/mineralty that fades after a some time open to be come really velvety with medium full palate that is really juicy with recurring pomegranate fruits easy tannins and under ripe cherry notes. 4/5

Live blog attempt 1 Bru IPA


Pours amber brown out of the bottle with a fluffy white head. First aromas kinda classic Pale Ale and same for the taste.

2) Head disappeared quickly, second go round on nose gives marmalade citrus, kind of pine resin and some malty hints. The palate is medium full not to bitter and fairly refreshing

3) Flavour profile hasn’t changed much from the start little sweeter maybe. I have to say I wasn’t bowled over by this beer, I’d drink it again bit wouldn’t search it out 2/5


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