Goose Island - Matilda

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Capn Ahab
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Anyone tried this? Fuck me, what a beer! 13 squid for 650 ml from Corks and worth every penny (especially if you get it as a gift ;-) ).

It's billed as a Belgian style ale brewed with raspberries and aged in wine barrels 9 % abv. What you get is a ridiculously complex blend of subtle esters in a light base beer, with a bomb of tart fruit and spicy vanilla Oak flavours, and just enough carbonation and bitterness to keep things in balance.
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Yeah. That's a great beer.
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I was a big fan of this when it was available in 330ml bottles. The guys at corks used to take the piss out of how often I'd buy it

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Definitely a '50'.
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Capn Ahab wrote:Definitely a '50'.

Yeah.

Lucky someone gave advice on wood age beers for birthdays, huh ;)
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Indeed. She also got me:

wiper and true/arbor 'saisonal' - decent enough but not a saison by any means imo;

an interesting micro brewed hefe from bavaria that I can't remember the name of - not a big fan of hefes generally but this one was pretty restrained and drinkable;

and wild beer's 'sourdough' - I really rate this beer. The first beer of theirs that actually lives up to the guff written on the side of the bottle. A berliner weisse style primary fermented in oak with a sourdough culture + brett. 3.8 % abv mellow fruit with crisp tartness and a touch o funk.
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Arbors Bristol Beer week Beer biere de garde was well wide of the mark to. Lots of UK craft brewerys seem to get the Belgian & France stuff wrong.
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