Menu
Lifestyle

Someone has been messing with my beer

A selection of beers on a tasting paddle.
A selection of beers on a tasting paddle. Warren Lynam

REGULAR readers of this column will have seen Hugh the Neighbour and I refer to Goldilocks beers, those all too rare beverages that are "just right".

As always, what constitutes "just right" is entirely dependent on the palate and tastes of the person doing the tasting, but usually what works for HTN also appeals to me. We had another Goldilocks moment last weekend only this was the other end of the spectrum, with one beer being too bland, and the other so fruity it tasted like juice rather than ale.

First up was the low-carb Tooheys Extra Dry, TED.

As the first beer after a day of domestic toil The Ted was most definitely welcome, but after the drink cut a trail down the gullet, and some thought was applied, it came up short for HTN and me.

You could get a faint hint of maltiness and hops, but really, there was not a lot there.

 

Possibly a beer for those who don't like the taste of beer.

The second beer was the latest invention from the usually on point team at James Squire.

Tall Tale Tropicana Spring Ale is touted by Hayden Morgan, the head brewer at Squire, as "a uniquely refreshing brew enhanced with tropical fruit and hops".

"Enhanced" may be the understatement of the year. This beer reeks of passionfruit and guava, the hops certainly adding another layer of complexity to, for mine, an already overcrowded palate.

I know fruit beers have been around for a long time and remember with some fondness a Belgian cherry dessert beer.

But for Hugh and I the fruit completely overpowered the experience, which meant it was a beer to try as a novelty rather than settle in for a session.

 

The facts

Tooheys Extra Dry: 4.4% ABV, 10 IBU, 345ml bottles, $18.50 a six pack, $43 a carton of 24. Available: almost anywhere.

 

Tall Tale Tropicana Spring Ale: 4.5% ABV, 23 IBU, 345ml bottles, $15 a six pack, $53 a carton of 24. Available: Squire Brewhouses or through MoCU.com.au

myshout@newsregionalmedia.com.au

Topics:  beer simon irwin weekend



Cannabis plants found during search for Rocky prison escapee

FILE IMAGE

Police had attended a Wood St home looking for Jermaine Anderson.

Wet week: Days of rain expected to hit parts of CQ

Weather outlook for the five days in Central Queensland.

CLOUDS expected to roll in tomorrow and stay all week

Rocky students' big ideas to spread mental health awareness

FORWARD THINKERS: Rockhampton High students Shenae Fray and Ashton Maggiotto work on their project with fellow students Tess Hill, Leyland Walters and Joshua Malick.

High school students participate in Young Change Agents course

Local Partners

Cost of having children soaring sky high

PARENTS-TO-BE have been warned that it’s now more expensive than ever to bring a child into the world, and competition among parents is driving up the price.

These are the sex capitals of Australia

Sex is in demand.

Data reveals surprise Australian suburbs where people want sex the most

Aussie couple road tests hotels by having sex in them

Justin and Jess have revealed their steamy hotel experiences.

They won a comp to share stories of getting lucky in hotel rooms

‘I have slept with 100 people’

The documentary is one person’s quest to track down their 100 past sexual encounters

Documentary counts down one person’s full list of sexual encounters

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

Erin Molan has been announced as the new host of the Footy Show. Picture: Jonathan Ng

She collapsed, hitting her head on the ground

Botched jump led to years of hell

Hilary Judith nearly died in a skydiving accident. But that was only the start of the trauma.

Her body was reliving the accident, over and over again