Bacchus Brewing Co – Lamington Dark Ale
Pours a black colour with a reddish tinge in the light. Not much of a head with a fine creamy lacing around the glass.
As the name implies the aroma is like smelling a lamington straight from the bakery, the chocolate and coconut are the standouts. Flavour wise, it’s great, it’s an alcoholic liquefied Lamington. Amazing how all the flavours are all there – the toasted coconut chocolate icing and sponge sweetness.
It’s quite a light bodied ale and easily drinkable, more so for a sweet tooth dessert lover like myself, hence why I purchased a growler full of the stuff. Yum! Now to find a cheesecake beer and I’ll be set!
ABV – 5.0%
Style – Dark Ale – Dessert Ale (Craft Beerscapade’s style)
Sourced from – Bacchus Brewing Co
Brewery – Bacchus Brewing Co
Bacchus Brewery Cellar Door
Well I’ve got to rave about this, being a Redlander and beer lover, having one of Australia’s best craft breweries a stones throw from my base. Funny enough about 25 years ago I used to have beers in just about in the same spot as where Bacchus Brewing Co is now, when it was a dual screen Drive-In Theatre. Now I get the opportunity to do it again, but now with a better selection of beers and i don’t have to sneak them down. Over the back fence of the brewery was one of last of the Redlands turf farms. (Possibly ideas for a few heritage brews names).
I’ve been buying home brew stuff from Craftbrewer (Bacchus Brewing Co sister company) for a few years and had a few testers from what they had on tap, as well. I was envious when seeing inner city Brisbane bars having Bacchus Beers on tap and finding it hard to travel over Tingalpa Creek to go to the big smoke in hope there was still beer in the keg. So after hearing from the crew at Bacchus a while back that they planned on kicking off a bar my hunt for the Bacchus Brew was made a lot easier.
Tasting Paddles made from Barrels
Bowling Lane Bar Top with 15 Taps
Well being such a significant day in the beer world i thought I’d kick of the Craft Beerscapade blog today. I’ve polished off just under 400 craft beers in the 8 months. I’ve been rabbiting-on to my mates about the range of beers I’ve tried over that time, with some turning their noses up to beers with flavour in favour of multinational mainstream beers, and others were willing to dabble in craft. Some even asked why i don’t write (blog) about the beers i drink, so I tossed around the idea over a few hundred beers and decided to have a crack.
Now I’m willing to try all beers with preference to the hoppy IPA’s, although in this cooler season the darker ales have been hitting the spot.
So you may think on this special beer day and looking at the photo of my current supply, what did i choose? It was the Sail & Anchor / Karl Strauss The Bloke Red Ale. Reason behind this selection was that it seems at my local BWS it mustn’t be selling to well and the price has been slowly dropping. I’d tried the Bloke earlier in the year when it was first released and wasn’t planning on revisiting it. However, now at $3.50 a bottle i couldn’t shy away from it and grabbed a bottle or three. Glad i did now, as with a little age i think it’s gained some character. This Red Ale poured quite well with a medium head, a malty citrus aroma, medium hoppy taste and quite easy to drink.
Well worth revisiting, which now makes me wonder should i revisit some of the 400 that I’ve already tried?
Sail & Anchor / Karl Strauss The Bloke Red Ale
What’s in the Kegerator
See what you think, hope you enjoy!