So it’s the first of October 

And October is my favourite month of the year as well. I think it’s a lovely time of year when seasons change and the weather gets colder and more pronounced, and it becomes that time to dust off the winter coat. Also it’s a great time for ale too as the darker ales come out and replace the summer ones.

So, just good stuff to look forward to on the road to Christmas!

Not your normal beer …

Not your average lager
Not your average lager

I’m not normally a lager drinker, but I made an exception for this beer as I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a rum finished beer. It was an interesting flavour actually. Not unpleasant at all. You could tell that there was something different. I’m not sure if I could taste the rum in it, or if it was just that I knew there was rum in it so I tasted that automatically. Either way, it wasn’t a bad beer at all.

I’m not sure I’d try it again, but if I was faced with it and little else I’d go back to it. It’s worth a try if you get the opportunity.

Trying out Beer 52

A first box from Beers 52
A first box from Beers 52

So I found out about this company from the GBBF programme, and I decided to try them out. I got an offer for the first box at half price, and it seemed like a good point to try this out.

So the first box arrived and had an eclectic selection of beers. I was also pleased to see this little extra in there …

Something from Beers52
Something from Beers52

Which was nice. I thought that the first beer I’d try out would be this one …

Soundwave beer
Soundwave beer

Because I thought that the name was excellent. However, when I poured it out of the bottle, this is what I got …

Soundwave IPA in the glass
Soundwave IPA in the glass

Which isn’t what I was really looking for, and wasn’t really a great start as far as I was concerned. I contacted Beers 52 about it, but didn’t really get the answer I was looking for sadly.

So far, the other beers I’ve tried from the box have been pretty good, but this one, the first one, was a disappointment as far I was concerned, and not the result I was after.