Ok this is it folks, my last blog entry as a single man. The hours tick away and I’m still pondering on which beer to have as my official last beer as an unmarried man. The nightcap before the big day, something to see me off so to speak. From what’s available (most of which is scheduled up in ‘operation winter beaver’) The Thornbridge Alliance Madeira cask reserve looks a tempting option. But anyhow, here is a short beer review for the meantime.
From the Castle Brewery in Austria comes this rather elegant golden UrBock 230(The term Ur indicating originality), a smooth and warming lager at 9.6% abv. The nose brings up front dried spiced fruit and warming alcoholic notes, whilst the palate follows with warming cognac/sherry like notes, creamy malt and well integrated peppery dried fruits and herbal hop notes that continue nicely into the finish. Great stuff, and thanks to Drayman Dave for bringing this one back from Austria. Very drinkable stuff for the abv, with a cleanness of texture from the yeast, maturation and filtration that really brings a touch of elegance. Good job I have another bottle tucked away for next year.