Sunday, December 19, 2010

Beer of the Day - 18th December

To continue a theme that has been running through the last couple of posts, and to save Jibber the problem of risking drinking a Xmas beer that is not light and hoppy, I have found one with a Christmas name that should satisfy any light beer drinker - and after a customer satisfaction survey yesterday, seems to suit dark beer drinkers too.

Pictish have come up with something different this year. Instead of their usual 'Rocket Fuel' they have brewed 'Wheat Christmas'. It is a crystal clear beer, the wheat just obvious in the background, and unusually for Pictish it is not massively hoppy. Everything is just subtle and blends together to make a very quaffable 4.4% beer. Just the antidote for these freezing times.

It came on the bar at The Star yesterday afternoon, all I can hope is that it may be still be there today so I can sample it again, purely for quality control and research purposes of course.

On the subject of Pictish, I am advised that their ' Winter Solstice' - the monthly special for December - is available at the Rat & Ratchet, and in excellent form too apparently. Another one to try should you be lucky enough to get time off from Christmas shopping today.

2 comments:

Jibber said...

Pictish do some great beer (in fact Brewer's Gold is the house beer in Moyles here in Hebden Bridge). That said, it's not the easiest beer to find round these parts.

I'm looking forward to February, when, with any luck, Ossett will be brewing 'On the Piste' a 4% pale beer with the fabulous Citra hop. Also looking forward to anything with the Nelson Sauvin hop (that's the one which gives Thornbridge Kipling its citrussy, grapefruity, passionfruity taste!)

Timbo said...

Jibber...Brewers Gold is also the regular house beer at the Star, and is often on the bar in the Rat...watch out for the new Ossett 7.5% beer available around New Year,rumour has it that this will be brewed with Citra as well..watch this space