My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.
Estrella Damm Inedit 4.8% (Spain) - This Witbier promises a lot, having been created together with Ferran Adrià who is meant to be the worlds most award winning chef (reading up on him and his former Restaurant, this seems about right). This beer was specifically created to be paired with food, and it is flavoured with coriander, orange peel and liquorice. Also being a Witbier I expected a lot of similarities to Hoegaarden. Pouring it into a wine glass as recommended, you encounter a fruity and beery smell. The first taste is hard to pinpoint, it’s light and crisp with a savoury dry aftertaste, it reminds of a white wine without the acidity. It features gentle carbonation and a small white head. The flavours have a very light liquorice and the initial flavour is slightly salty, with a quick finish. It is very easy to drink and as claimed pairs even with very strong and complex food, it stands on its own without affecting the food adversely or being tainted by it. #spanishbeer #1001beers
The overall result is refined and elegant, 3.5/5
Coconut Cream Pie, from Vegan Pie in the Sky, coconutty, creamy, yummy! #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig
Palm 5.4% (Belgium) - What happens to be the most popular beer in Belgium, ended up for me being a great benchmark beer. Its not a great beer, and its not a bad beer. There’s nothing wrong about it other than the fact that there’s nothing overly special or interesting about it, but there is also nothing really bad about it. Its mediocre without the deeply derogatory connotations of that word, just mildly disappointing for people who like to think there’s more to a great beer. It still happens to be much nicer than any of the standard offerings from your Heinekens, Becks or Carlsbergs. 2.5/5 #belgianbeer
Good average beer, 2.5 out of 5
East Coast Coffee (or in my case Tea) Cake from Vegan Brunch. I’m a sucker for this cake. Sweet vanilla cake with a crumbly topping and any filling you like, it’s perfect. I usually make this with chocolate and raspberry but this time I thought I’d be exotic with Apricot and Cardamom. #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2012 11% (Switzerland) - This sour beer is barrel aged in barrels of different wine and spirit types, and each year the primary batch is blended from different barrels which means there’s a slight surprise every year. On the nose there is a gorgeous aroma of cherry pie, slowly changing to crisp, ripe and sweet, perfumed cherry or strawberry. The colour is a strange gold hue, with a slightly off-white head, with soft delicate carbonation. On the palate you have more ripe and crisp notes, soft and elegant sourness but without the mouth puckering. The mouth feel is a quick effervescence with no lingering sensation. A strangely complex yet marvelous beer that reminds me of fine wine in so many ways. For the unprepared beer drinker this would be either a challenge or a revelation. 4.5/5 #swissbeer
I thought this was delicious! 4.5 out of 5.