Well, let´s play a little game. World Cup 2014 starts in a few days and billions of people around the world will be watching. And many of them will enjoy a good beer and I have decided to give them tips for at least onde good or at least decent brew from every country playing there. Some will be easy, some will be pretty challenging. So there we go!
Germany – Schneider Aventinus – Kelheim – Weizen Bock – Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese. “50 cL bottle. Pours slight hazy light brown with an off-white head. Wheaty, fruity and mild grainy aroma. Clove like flavour embedded in a solid wheat flavour, light caramel malt and a lingering almost dried fruity note. Ends with a lingering caramel malt and wheaty blend, mild note of spice inbetween. I like the way the wheat is downplayed – but it is still a wheat beer more than anything else.” – yespr
Portugal – Maldita Bohemian Pilsener – Aveiro – Apresenta uma doçura que contrasta com um ligeiro amargor, é uma cerveja mais consensual devido ao seu aroma a especiarias e à leveza do seu sabor. ” Bottled. Golden colour with a white head, medium lasting. Aroma has notes of yeast, slightly citrus and grassy notes. Flavor has notes of hay, cerealish, moderate bittery with a dry mouthfeel in the final.” – teddybeer
Ghana – Accra Chairman – Accra – Spice/Herb/Vegetable – “Bottled. A dark nut-brown beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of ginger as well as some notes of roasted malt. The flavor is extremely spicy – lots of ginger, but also black peber on an alcoholic, malty, and lightly roasted finish. Interesting – but a bit too much for me. Thanks a lot fiulijn for sharing this…” – ungstrup
United States – Three Floyds Zombie Dust – Munster, IN – American Pale Ale – A medium bodied single hop pale ale showcasing Citra hop from the Yakima Valley, U.S.A. “Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of thome50. Pours a cloudy golden with a creamy white head. Very fresh and citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, a little sweet fruitiness but it’s really a showcase for the fresh and crisp hops. Bitter but never astringent and always with an appealing light underlying sweetness. Very enjoyable. 131112” – papsoe