17 October 2013

Parp!

Trouble Brewing's new one, Fuzzy Logic, was commissioned by the Bull & Castle for their "Irishtoberfest" (sigh) which runs all this month. It's a 4.7% ABV weizen and arrives an opaque and murky pale orange-yellow with little by way of head. Its aroma is probably its most striking element: sulphurous, with more than a suggestion of cabbagey flatulence about it.

Past that there's a very dry weizen: all crunchy grain and completely lacking in banana fruitiness. There's a hint of clove oil and the official tasting notes suggest vanilla which I think I can detect too. Hops are an afterthought, showing up waxy and bitter at the very end. The carbonation is light for the style, and coupled with the dryness it makes it crisp and refreshing.

It's not the world's greatest wheat beer, but if you prefer the cleaner, more austere Flensburger style weizens to the banana bombs then this does the job admirably.

4 comments:

  1. Irishtoberfest? Craptoberfest more like. (Which is at least rhythmically similar, and could be described as a half-rhyme at a push.)

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    1. The thing is, it's been brilliant and they've had some fantastic special edition beers in. But the name needs to go.

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  2. I thought it was a little young when I tried it. I'll give it a couple of weeks and try it again and see if it settles.

    Did you try the Pumpkin Brew?

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    1. Yeah, I'd say that's it all right.

      The Pumpkin Brew was rather spicier than last year's, I thought, and not in a good way.

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