Another triple tasting of beers from the brewery Shepherd Neame, which I bought in the supermarket Lidl.
In previous post I presented three ales from Shepherd Neame bought in the supermarket Lidl. These are usually beers available seasonally, from time to time, also in other supermarkets, eg. Aldi or Home Bargains.
In the second part of the presentation of beers from that brewery, I describe my impressions from tasting the next three products: Warlocks Broth, Up and Under Ale and Double Stout.
Warlocks Broth is ale brewed specially for Halloween.
In the right mood brings us a picture on the label: seething cauldron on the fire with the title warlock’s broth.
On the back label quote from Macbeth by William Shakespeare: Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Those are the spells recited by the three Witches, but also known from films about Harry Potter.
And a warning that this wicked beer can cast its spell on me.
Well, I am ready to face it. Carry on!
Name: WARLOCKS BROTH (Bitter, alc. 3,8% ABV)
|Chestnut in colour.
Foam is white, low, fast drops.
|The aroma is: malt, caramel, dark fruits.|
Initial caramel sweetness is quickly suppressed
Beer Warlock Broth resembles the aroma and flavour of Burns Ale, which I recently described.
Description on the back label of the bottle Up and Under Ale promises bodied beer brewed with roasted malts and the best triple set of hops.
All so, to that ale with a sporty supplied the most of emotion. Let’s see.
Name: UP AND UNDER ALE (Bitter, alc. 3,8% ABV)
Foam white, low, fast drops.
|The aroma of dark fruits, caramel, hops.|
|Malt and toffee make a note of sweetness, but prevails herbal dryness.
There is accent of hops, are also present notes of dark fruits.
Bitterness quite clear herbal, becoming dry finish, hoppy and herbal in character
– quite long and somewhat drying.
The beer is watery.
Up and Under Ale unfortunately is not bodied beer – the flavour is diluted and it is its main flaw.
And at the end of this mini-series I present Double Stout.
Przypomnę, że prezentowałem już opis piwa o nazwie Double Stout z tego browaru. Była to wersja o zawartości alkoholu 5,2% ABV i było to jedno z lepszych piw jakie piłem z Shepherd Neame.
Ten, prezentowany dzisiaj stout jest słabszy, co za tym idzie ma mniej ekstraktu, pewnie będzie mniej treściwy i bogaty, ale i tak jestem bardzo ciekaw, jak smakuje ta lżejsza wersja Double Stout.
Name: DOUBLE STOUT (Stout, alc. 3,8% ABV)
|Beer is black, impenetrable, only at the base of glass – brown.
Foam beige, rather low, quickly drops.
|The aroma of roasted malt, noticeable notes of plum.|
|In taste at first we have a little caramel,
next join him clear accents of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee.
There are also notes of plum. It is light acidity.
Bitterness relatively mild, it is becoming crisper finish.
in which we have notes of roasted malt and herbal-hoppy dryness with a touch of coffee.
As could be expect, this version of Double Stout with a capacity of 3.8% abv not equal of bodyness and richness of flavour to its more powerful cousin.
In this short series of Shepherd Neame in Lidl I presented six beers from that brewery.
Impressions from the tasting maybe not have been any exceptional, but these session beers presented fairly equal level and for lovers of light ales can be quite attractive.
I personally prefer beers more bodied and bold in flavour.
And in the next post once again I go back to Shepherd Neame, to present a similar light and session beer, but already present in a constant, regular offer of the brewery.
And what beer it will be? I invite you to visit my blog.