Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Good Show Chaps


I had a bottle of Avery Brown Dredge last night. We were in the Port St Beer House (freezing as usual) and Tyson insisted. And he paid, such was his insistence. I was expecting not to like it that much, as I thought somehow it might be a bit sweet and sticky given its strength, but I was delightfully surprised to find it just the opposite, being astonishingly clean (I like clean in a beer) and certainly drinking more like a five and a half percenter rather than the 7.5% it is. The hops come shining through after each sip and really showcase the Saaz hop; the malt balance was excellent and the finish had just the right length and hop flourish.  It is a lovely beer with a great deal of elegance and sophistication.

So what else is there to say except, buy* it. It is really good.
 
*Better still, have it bought for you!

5 comments:

Birkonian said...

I'm going to make use of the extra Public Holiday in a couple of weeks to visit the Port Street Beer House for the first time. Are they likely to have any of this beer left?

Tyson said...

Ok, it's your round next time:)

Coxy said...

I was in there yesterday, some of those bottles were £12 a shout, a bit much for me.

Mark said...

Glad you approve! I'm really pleased with how clean it tastes and how it makes great use of the Saaz - those were the two killer points we needed it to do.

ZakAvery said...

Aww, thanks! While I'd love to take credit for it (and indeed, I did a lot of the malt-related lifting and shovelling), it was Martin and Stewart who made sure that it came out so great - we gave them an idea that they saw to fruition. Although clearly, it's NOTHING without me, Pete and Mark.