21 March 2015

Wu Gang Chops The Tree (Beer) [By @SpectreUK]

Brewed by the Pressure Drop Brewery in London with foraged herb hefeweisse, there was a lovely olde worlde Chinese pottery type image of a Chinaman chopping down a tree only to be shocked as it springs up again. I feel the same way about university coursework at the moment. Every time I think I've got somewhere with it, another piece of coursework springs up in front of me. Described as a "A pale and hazy wheat beer with pronounced herbal notes, this beer has hints of clove, citrus, and banana." Oh no, not banana again! The pale and wheat beer with herbal notes and hints of clove and citrus sounded great, but not banana! Anyone that knows me a little will know that I hate banana added to things like drinks, especially beer and smoothies. So with no small amount of reluctance I opened this bottle of beer. I must admit that I couldn't smell banana on opening the bottle. There was a wheaty beery smell, with a herby undertone and a little citrus. The banana was unfortunately in the taste. This lively beer once poured bubblingly into my beer glass tasted of wheat beer and a strange herby banana. As usual banana had dwarfed any other flavour in the drink. There was a herby taste just after the initial banananess (trying saying that too many times when you're drunk), under the bitterness of the citrusy hoppy flavour, and then the banana came back with a vengeance in the aftertaste. I must admit, this wasn't a bad beer, but the banana was an odd addition. I can't see how it would go well with the roast chicken as recommended below, but it would go well with a spicy Chinese takeaway. I'm sad to say though, you can takeaway this beer before I've finished it though. Not one for me... :-s

Information on the bottle;
330ml at 3.8% volume. Recommended as a perfect match to classic roast chicken and any spicy food.
By Spectre

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi, just so you know, there is no banana added to this beer, it's just a common flavour note of the hefeweizen style of beer