Craft Beer Tasting Notes

This Month's Mixed Case - February - The Month Of Love

The month of love is here and to celebrate the hunting season of the chubby cherub, we’ve penned a poem just for you. It’s about the thing we love most so excuse us while we dial the cheese up to eleven for second before returning to our regular programming.

An Ode to the Mixed Case...

It’s finally here... that time of the month again,
The doorbell rings and I feel a familiar excited pang,
With sweaty hands I open the door,
And there on the floor, a mixed case from my favourite online store,
I grab the box and race inside,
I can’t wait to see what waits inside,
A lager, a kolsch, a couple of blondes,
A NEIPA, a smoked porter, of all of them I’m fond,
It’s a selection of beers picked just for me,
An epic lineup and for such a meager monthly fee,
I head outside to light a fire, my beers on ice to get them nice,
Soon I’ll be sipping on a brew or two, taking pics and uploading a few,
I’ll chat to some colleagues on the @TastingLeague,
And raise a toast to the beverage I love most,
So here’s to you my one and only brew,
Crappy Valentine’s gifts of handkerchiefs and socks have nothing on you.

Juicy Lucy IPA, 330ml

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A hazy Tropical fruit hop bomb, mango & pineapple and orange notes. This New England IPA is a modern South African classic

  • Appearance: Hazy gold
  • Aroma: All the tropical fruits smashed into your snout
  • Flavour: Passion fruit, mango, pineapple and citrus are all in the pool and you’re invited
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and you guessed it, juicy 

Shackleton Brewing Company Endurance Kolsch

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The Kolsch is a German-style light, lager beer. Often referred to as a hybrid lager, the brew combines ale yeast fermentation and cold lagering conditioning.

  • Appearance: Light gold, high clarity with a white head
  • Aroma: Delicate fruits - apple, pear or cherries
  • Low pilsner malts and noble hops
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a good spritzy carbonation, slight residual sweetness with crisp mouthfeel across the palate
  • Taste: Balanced circle of malts. Low fermentation sweetness with notes of bitterness
  • Low hoppiness

Zulu Blonde, 330ml

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An easy-drinking blonde beer with citrus fruity notes that are well balanced purposeful light bitterness.

  • Appearance: Rich gold
  • Aroma: Notes of honey, floral hops and a hint of caramel sweetness
  • Flavour: Toasted malts and honey with a squeeze of lemon
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to light-bodied with soft carbonation

St Francis Brewing Co Beach Blonde, 330ml

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Beach Blonde Ale is light-hearted, natural and refreshing. Light in calories and alcohol, it is an easy-drinking and thirst-quenching beer, perfect on a hot summer’s day.

  • Appearance: Blonde gold
  • Aroma: Toasted malt with subtle citrus and spice notes
  • Flavour: Light biscuit and bready malts complemented by fruity hops
  • Mouthfeel: Light bodied with easy carbonation 

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