Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lulu's Lager (Longwood)


Left4beer is sad. It seems horribly pompous to feel sad after a great beer party. Last weekend was EPIC beer dinner #4 and my 40th birthday. We had 20 guests, 4 great local beers, five excellent courses and a Samuel Adams Utopia for dessert. So why am I sad? Perhaps it is that I had hit a beer geek plateau. Utopia - done. Westverleten 8&12 - done. Every Trappist beer has passed my lips. Sampled some extreme Brewdog beers. Drank a few Pliny the Elders. I've sampled a Dark Lord at Dave's house. Are there anymore benchmarks for beer geekness? Did I mention that I'm tried the Beer Geek Weasel? Once I've attended Oktoberfest that seems like it. How every can I climb the next rung in the ladder? I so need to get a life- maybe Ebay has one?

Lulu's Lager (Longwood) = 5/10

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Seems rare that I would give a lager a 4 point rating; this one was nice. The nose is as you would expect with straw, honey, floral and a hint of citrus hops. Telegraphing the taste is expected but the spicy hop flavours were a welcome treat. Again on the plus side - clean with low vegetal. The bright effervescence left a pleasing herbal aftertaste.

Taste +4
Aftertaste 0
Alcohol Content 0 5%
Value +1
Appearance 0 (standard label)

2 comments:

Dan said...

You're looking in the wrong places. It's because YOU'RE FUCKING FORTY.

Flavius said...

BITE ME Dan! Just for that, I'm gonna drink the beer I've been saving for you.