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Hello all,


Today I bring you one of Brazil’s largest beer exports, Brahma. Check out their website here:

I’ll be straight up with you from the get go, I do not like this beer.

Beer: Brahma

Brewery: Anheuser-Busch, InBev, Brazil

Brahma - Brazil - smooth lager with mellow bitterness floral notes but with a weird mushroom flavour medium carbonation - 4o3 abv - 4 () 10

Impressions: This is a decently smooth lager. However, it has low bitterness with a tiny amount of floral notes hidden beneath a weird bread, corn, and mushroom flavour. Medium carbonation.

ABV: 4.3%

Score: 4 / 10 (Awful)

Verdict: This is a shocking beer. I bought this even though I knew I didn’t like it just so I could photograph it. You see what I do for all of you. It’s really just unacceptable. Being neither refreshing nor flavourful, I can’t honestly sum up how this is still available on the market. It has a low ABV, a weird taste, and is highly over priced. Avoid at all costs.



Welcome to Davy Jones’ Locker

Ahoy everyone! Today I bring you a one off beer crafted for the Wetherspoons Real Ale beer festival, 2010.


Beer: Flying Dutchman Junibier

Brewery: Caledonian (Heineken), Scotland

Flying Dutchman - Scotland - smooth maple flavour lightly carbonated but poorly executed was warm - 6o5 () 10 b


Impressions: This is a smooth ale, that was unfortunately served warm. With that in mind, there were soft maple notes amongst the malt and gentle bitterness. Low carbonation.

ABV: 4.3%

Score: 6.5 / 10 (Average)

Verdict: This was presumably brewed with juniper berries, though I didn’t get any scent or taste of it. Again, served warm (and this isn’t me just being Canadian). Perhaps if it was served cooled/chilled, it would have made it smoother and more enjoyable. At any rate, it gets an average. I’d like to try it again at proper temperature though. The idea of juniper intrigues me.

Wylam – Godhead

Today I bring you an interesting ale from a recently established brewery known as Wylam (originating in Wylam, England). This brewery produces small batches of truly unique ales (look up their ale Dognobbler).

Beer: Godhead

Brewery: Wylam Brewery, Wylam, England

Wylams Godhead - England - smooth refreshing ale very floral and strong citrus notes low carbonation definitely grows on you - 4o3 abv - 7o5 () 10

Impressions: This is a smooth refreshing ale. Unique freshness of wood and flowers permeate this beer followed by strong citrus hops. Low carbonation lends to easy sip-ability.

ABV: 4.3%

Score: 7.5 / 10 (Very Good)

Verdict: This truly unique ale is apparently the result of the brew-master actually going out and picking pine and spruce tree shoots. Blended with a strong hops this ale definitely fills your tongue with flavours. I noted that the beer became more likeable as your mouth got used to the initial shock of forest. The next time a tap says ‘scared evergreen forest ale‘ I will take it for its word! If only a higher ABV, this could be excellent. Definitely worth a try!

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