Saturday, 8 October 2011
Random beer and food pairing: Asahi Black with Smokey sausage Haggis and chips
Ahh smokey, haggis and chips, straight from the fish and chip shop. A meal fit for a king. But before some of you think I'm going all Cooking Lager on your ass your wrong, Asahi Black is a beer I consider respectible. A smooth chocolaty malt driven dark lager. First discovered by myself at a Chinese restaurant (and not many have it) it's smooth...
With the smokey and haggis it's peculiar. The malt picks up on the sausage and texture of the haggis ok but the acidity of the vinegar on the chips spoils it a bit. Then throw in a load of different sauces and you can't tell where this is all going. To be honest, this beer was better served with Chinese food.
Conclusion: Don't try this at home.