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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.

2 comments:

  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."

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  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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