Chisinau Aurie - My mate Coll and I had this beer yesterday evening. It's the second beer I've ever had from Moldova (after this one) and personally I wasn't as enamoured with it as I was the last one. The beer was a very light golden colour but poured with a great head. The flavour was very light but the beer was very drinkable. It's one I'd have again if the opportunity arises.
Kooinda Milk Porter - This is first new beer that I've tried this year that I will be buying on a regular basis. It's locally brewed in Northern Melbourne and is one of the best balanced porters that I've had. It's one of the best drinking porters around, while maybe a little one dimensional. Kooinda Milk Porter would be a stunning introductory dark beer. I highly recommend it!
Hopworks IPA - I first had this beer at a Purvis Beer tasting maybe 5 weeks ago. Since then it't been my IPA of choice! It comes in 473ml cans (Yes really!) and is one of the freshest U.S. IPA's to ever arrive in Australia. It's close to perfect, brilliantly hoppy with a beautiful dry finish. Purvis still have plenty of stock of this so if you love IPA's get down there!
Nøgne Ø Citrus Hystrix IPA- One can never say that the Norweigan brew masters at Nøgne Ø are boring. This beer was designed to try and add new flavours to the IPA. Rye, kaffir limes, tangerines and oats were all added. Unfortunately I didn't think this one worked. The beer was an off-putting murky brown colour and the flavour just too unusual. It just didn't work for me.
Jamieson's The Beast - When I sampled this on Monday after soccer, it was the first time I'd had it since my original Alphabet Challenge which spawned Beer O'Clock Australia. Anyway the beer didn't disappoint and the label is an early contender for my Golden Pints 2013 awards. I may need to review this in full some time soon.
Hopefully work is settling down a bit now and I'll be able to pump some reviews out on a more regular basis. Abstrakt fans don't despair the review for AB:05 will be out soon, only 5 weeks after we promised it would be last time! Don't forget if you've got any suggestions for beers I should drink or just beer questions in general email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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