August Beer Discovery Boxes: Tasting Notes

Let us take you on a journey through the world of flavours just waiting to be unveiled in August’s Beer Discovery Club Boxes!

 

This month, our boxes feature beers from Wild Beer Co, London Beer Factory, Hillstown, Mourne Mountains, Drygate, Black Isle and Hadrian Border Brewery. This is one of our tastiest boxes to date (if we may say so ourselves) and we can’t wait to share them with you.

 

BIBBLE – WILD BEER CO 4.2% ABV, PALE ALE

In its native Somerset ‘Bibble’ means to drink regularly. This intriguing beer attributes its flavour to tropical Mosaic and orangey Amarillo hops. Naturally hazy with a moreish bitterness, complemented by tasty tropical fruit.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7 – 10°C)

 

FRESH – WILD BEER CO 5.5% ABV, PALE ALE

Named after Wild Beer’s habit of ignoring the rules on consistency and sourcing a bunch of new and exciting hops every six months. This keeps things fresh and new – an energetic beer that’s full of fragrance and hoppy flavours.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7 – 10°C)

 

NEBULA – WILD BEER CO 5.0% ABV, NEW ENGLAND IPA

Nebula is a showcase of yeast embracing hops. Vermont ale yeast gives a hazy appearance and produces fruity esters which taste peachy by themselves but soon blend seamlessly into the tropical hop profile.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7-10°C)

 

POGO – WILD BEER CO 4.1% ABV, FRUIT IPA

A Flavourly staff favourite. Springy ale full of juicy passionfruit, orange and guava, which add a summery burst of energy to the bold, bitterness of the hops for a light bodied result. Super easy to drink and high in dramatic fruity flavour.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7-10°C)

 

YOKAI – WILD BEER CO 4.5% ABV, PALE ALE

Kelp seaweed and sea salt build a salty, umami base while oats maintain body. A sharp yuzu citrus high note leaps up with lightly fragrant Sichuan pepper in the background. Inspired by Yadokai, Wild Beer’s sake-inspired 13% beer.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7 – 10°C)

 

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EPIC SAISON – WILD BEER CO 5.0% ABV, SAISON

A fusion of Belgian beer and punchy American hops. The aroma is filled with juicy tropical fruits and a helping of spice. It’s zesty and bittersweet while the finish is dry,    characteristic of Belgian style beers, with a herbal feel.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CELLAR (10-13°C)

 

SOMERSET WILD – WILD BEER CO 5% ABV, SOUR PALE ALE

Inspired by the wet and wild climate of Somerset. This sour beer, fermented with local yeast, and bacteria, has the acidity level of white wine and the taste of homemade lemonade. It’s the perfect partner for fish!

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7-10°C)

 

MILLIONAIRE – WILD BEER CO 4.7% ABV, CHOCOLATE AND CARAMEL MILK STOUT

A milk stout seeped in chocolate and Cornish sea-salted caramel for the ultimate taste of decadence. The roasted malts provide the backbone of this stout, which is brewed with lactose and Valrhona cocoa nibs.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7-10°C)

 

WILD GOOSE CHASE – WILD BEER CO 4.5% ABV, GOOSEBERRY PALE ALE

Juicy, tart gooseberries and Wild Beer’s own culture of wild yeast from local orchards give this a gentle acidity. A generous dry-hop of complementary hops enhance the fruitiness and give a light but moreish bitterness.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

EVOLVER IPA – WILD BEER CO 5.8% ABV, IPA

The exploration of yeast strains and the different results that can be achieved are beautifully exemplified in Evolver. Tastes like a fresh IPA for 3 months then takes on a more complex character as yeast and hops combine and mature.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7 – 10°C)

 

HAZEY DAZE – LONDON BEER FACTORY 4.6% ABV, SESSION IPA

Juicy, crushable, session IPA. This is a full flavoured New England beer with big hitting tropical notes and a nice little citrus hum. The 360 degree can helps you really appreciate the unique flavours and aromas in this exciting beer.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

BERLINER HEIST – LONDON BEER FACTORY 3.5% ABV, BERLINER WEISSE

A sour kick of raspberry and blackberry shines through in this dry hopped berliner weisse. A super fresh beer for those long, relaxing, summer days. Clean and pure with medium levels of sharp sour bite. Filled to the brim with character!

SERVING TEMPERATURE: COLD (4- 7°C)

 

PAMOJA – HILLSTOWN BREWERY 5.6% ABV, BLACK IPA

The Kenyan Kieni AB hops used in Pamoja coffee flavoured IPA were expertly chosen for their flavour, which complements this fruity hop forward IPA. Sought after American and Australian hops add balanced bitterness and a fruity aroma.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

MASSEY RED ALE – HILLSTOWN BREWERY 5.2% ABV, RED ALE

A traditional Irish Red Ale modernised with the addition of special malts and fruity new world hops. A well rounded red ale that is malt focused with tasty notes of chocolate and caramel complemented with fruity hops

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

AXMAN – DRYGATE 5.0% ABV, RYE IPA

A dank, resinous and piney hop bomb that’s nice and evenly balanced with a rye, pepper and caramel malt backbone. Rye adds amazing depth of flavour without muting any of the trademark spiciness.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

BARREL AGED STOUT – MOURNE MOUNTAINS 7.5% ABV, BARREL AGED STOUT

Moreish and complex export stout aged in Irish whiskey casks. This is the second fill of the casks, so the whiskey flavour is quite subtle and the oak more prominant, mellowing the complex malts. This is one that shouldn’t be rushed.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

ORGANIC PORTER – BLACK ISLE 4.6% ABV, PORTER

A dark, ruby malty beer with an aroma of late summer fruit and light treacle. Dark roasted malt produces this dry full-bodied beer with its wonderful balance of bitterness and light chocolate finish.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: COLD (4- 7°C)

 

 

RED KITE – BLACK ISLE 4.2% ABV, RED ALE

A soaring, spirit-lifting amber ale with a perfect balance of citrus and malt. Classic British hops with a malty backbone help to create this medium bodied thirst quencher that’s just as refreshing in summer as it is satisfying in winter.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

WEST COAST BROWN – HADRIAN BORDER BREWERY 4.5% ABV, BROWN ALE

A sumptuously deep malty brown ale with captivatingly light nutty hints and rich caramel overtones. Classic English Fuggles and Pilgrim hops blend with the West Coast twang of Cascade and Citra to give balance and intensity.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

DATE NIGHT- HADRIAN BORDER BREWERY 5.2% ABV, DATE PORTER

Full bodied, luxurious, dark beer. Iraqi dates give this beautiful exotic porter the sweetness of molasses while adding layer upon layer of delicious treacly depth of flavour. A mild hint of coffee adds a delightful bitter finish.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

QIZAI – PANDA FROG PROJECT 5.7% ABV, DARK SAISON

As unique as its namesake – the world’s only brown-coated panda. A spectacularly enticing take on a dark saison. Featuring smokey biscuit grain over waves of herbal peppery notes. This beer is definitely not just black and white.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: CHILLED (7- 10°C)

 

 

 

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