Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Peculier Tasting Notes

I found out last night that I'm not the only one whose idea of tasting notes is straightforward.  I really don't get it when beers are described as having a coffee nose, a banana follow through with a long satisfying meringue finish.  Beers just don't taste like that to me.  Consequently, I can relate to these tasting notes for Theakston's Old Peculier that I saw yesterday evening in my local, the Guest House in Southport.


  1. It always baffles me when beers are described as tasting of all kinds of exotic fruits that I've never actually sampled. What use is that?

    I suppose £3.05 is reasonable value for Old Peculier nowadays.

    The comment reminds me of a statement that used to be made on beermats advertising Archers Golden, which was of a similar strength: "Warning: this beer can seriously damage your car."

  2. CM: I rarely laugh out loud, but I was tickled by that Archers beermat. It would be called irresponsible nowadays, wouldn't it?


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