One woman's ale journey

A beery boozy journey with delightful snacks along the way and a book in my hand.

Monday 28 August 2023

Robinsons Trooper Hallowed

Just look at the rich mahogany colour of this Iron Maiden beer brewed by Robinsons Brewery.  It has a tight, robust cream coloured head and it gets full marks for appearance as this beautiful red/brown body is what I like to see in a beer. 

It has a delicious malty aroma with a hint of roasted nuts, treacle toffee and tangy Belgian hops.  It tastes delicious too; there's a big hit of tangy hops at first followed by huge sweet and malty notes and it has a lovely dry. fruity finish.  I couldn't particularly identify plum and banana but it's definitely fruity.  It has a full body and it's quite fizzy but the carbonation isn't harsh,

It's a lovely Belgian with a British slant.  The flavour is rich and the fruity plum finish is really unusual.  I loved it and Ale Be Seeing You again!

Brewed by Robinsons Brewery, Stockport
6% ABV

My rating:

My Untappd score: 4.5/5

Monday 21 August 2023

Monastère Double

Now that's what I call a BINGO beer!  Monastère Double scored a full house on my beer scoring sheet - that's a huge 50/50 covering appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel and overall.

It is a beautiful mahogany brown colour with a tight tan head that retains a thin layer.  The aroma is to die for with notes of malt, caramel, treacle toffee and tangy Belgian hops.  It gets better with the taste as my tongue was hit with an explosion of sweet treacle, roasted malt, tangy hops, raisins and a hint of chocolate.  There's even a slight liquorice finish to add to the complex flavour profile.

With a full body and medium but firm carbonation, this is an outstanding double.  It is faultless and even better that it came in a 500ml can to prolong the experience.  This was a bargain from B&M and I really hope Ale Be Seeing You again!

Brewed by United Dutch Breweries, EU
6.4% ABV

My rating:

My Untappd score: 5/5

Monday 14 August 2023

Dubuisson Cuvée des Trolls

Well this is a lively beer and it burst from the bottle like a troll from beneath a bridge demanding a toll.  Admittedly, I left it a little close to the best before end date before opening it so I would advise drinking this one fresh.

It's a hazy, deep golden beer with a thick, tight and frothy cream coloured head.  It has a delicious aroma of Belgian hops, caramel, orange and banana.  Whilst it's quite hoppy which gives it the tang of a Belgian in its taste, it's quite sweet on the tongue with notes of caramel and malt, but what sets it apart is the slightly citrus finish.  

It's very fizzy with prickly bubbles that burst little bombs of orange peel flavour and it has a decent medium body.  It's a tangy, tasty Belgian blonde beer with a hint of bitter mischief and Ale Be Seeing You again. 

Brewed by Dubuisson Brewery, Belgium
7% ABV

My rating:

My Untappd score: 4.5/5

Monday 7 August 2023

Cobra Premium Beer

The sun is shining here in the UK and it's time to crack open the lager for a refreshing summer beverage.

Cobra premium beer has a light golden coloured body and a frothy off-white head that's surprisingly robust and laces the glass.  It smells deliciously hoppy as it's brewed with three hops and there are also sweet notes of caramel, pineapple and banana.

Flavour is quite light, as you would expect from a lager.  It's sweet and slightly metallic with a dry, bitter finish.  It's well carbonated and fizzy with a thin body.

It's a very light, refreshing lager with a crisp and dry edge.  It's a good one to have in the beer fridge for the occasional sunny day and Ale Be Seeing You again.

Brewed in the UK for Cobra Beer Partnerships Ltd 
4.5% ABV

My rating:

My Untappd score: 3.75/5