27 November 2021

What the FX! Beer (@WeeBeerShop) By @SpectreUK

What the FX! Beer

I'm guessing someone at the Cross Borders Brewing Company doesn't like bankers and brokers. What the FX! Is their 6.8% in volume offering export ale to match the reported 6.8% paid to the Foreign Exchange bankers and brokers whenever we send money to friends and family abroad. I'm a terrible skinflint myself and I hate to lose money on any kind of transaction. I feel lucky I don't have any family abroad.

On opening What the FX! their was a sweet aroma of malted barley with a little wheat to finish. This frothy topped deep brown almost red coloured ale has a strong complex flavour. There was plenty of malted barley, in fact heaps of it all throughout the flavour and into the aftertaste. I don't think I've ever had such a strong malted barley flavour from a beer before. There was a little bitterness towards the back of each mouthful, but that seemed to be more from the strength of the alcohol by volume, rather than any hops I could place.

This What the FX! ale is certainly a very tasty beer indeed, and I'm sure I'd be happy with some more to drink down at some point. I reckon it would go down just as well with a steak and chips meal, or as a sweet malty pudding beer with a packet of biscuits. Lovely!

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