Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Have nothing to blog about !!!!! except beer (Clotworthy Dobbin/Hopfen Weisse)

Due to a severe Overspend with my credit card and other miscellaneous bills all coming through at once i have been unable to brew since the middle of November 2008. thankfully though I had done two brews at once then and still have limited supplies left over. I'm planning on getting my brewing apron back on in the middle of March, thank jeebus for that.

the massive Overspend has also crippled my ability to socialise as much as i once used to so trying new beers has become a once or twice a month thing.

I've tried a beer which is loved by many a beer drinker over on . this beer is called Clotworthy Dobbin and is brewed by a Belfast Brewery "whitewater" . to be fair I've tried this beer twice now just in case my palette had been adversely affected the first time, sadly it was not affected as much as i had hoped.

After much praise for this beer i was left gobsmacked by the lack of taste, don't get me wrong the beer is very good just not as good as i thought it would be, there was a good spicy nose off the beer once poured into an appropriate glass an there was a taste of honey and a very slight grapefruit tang off the hops. Like many "great" films i personally think that this beer has been overrated and over hyped. my final thoughts on this beer are "very good if not exceptional, i would happily buy this beer again".

My other Beer to talk about has swiftly become one of my favourite beers, this is the ever beautiful Hopfen Weisse from Schneider/Brooklyn, this beer has an immense presence when poured with the Huge Citrus Nose hitting you before you have even attempted to sample it. it is hard to describe why i like this beer it could be the shade of amber it pours or the fluffy head which forms on top or maybe it is the US hops i don't know but the overall experience is mind blowing plenty of spices and interesting flavours to keep anyone happy. my final thoughts "yes please barman I'll have another".

That's all for now thanks for reading


  1. If you haven't, make sure to try the "mirror" version of this beer as well. I'd be interested to see how they compare. I haven't noticed either around here, but I'll have to search them out now. Sounds like an interesting experiment.

  2. i will try to get my hands on some of the american version but it'll be tough, the european version is scarce enough as it is. i'll try and see if any of the importers can get their hands on some