This week’s review – woopsy daisy

Posted: April 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

My apologies for the delay on this week’s review, folks.
I finished writing my review on Tuesday evening in time for a Wednesday release. It wasn’t a particularly inspiring brew and in fact I was very critical. It was only before posting the review on this here site that I glanced at the bottle’s expiration date and noted it was a couple of months ago. Now, I don’t know if the beer was ‘off’ but I didn’t want to review a beer that was perhaps not at its physical best. It wasn’t fair on the beer, it was fair on you dear readers.

So, I am busily composing an alternative review – stay tuned, and thanks for your patience.

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  1. BargeDave says:

    Good stuff Mase. By all means bag rubbish beers (hey, we all do) but if you’re going to do it you can’t give the brewer an excuse like “the shop sold you an oldie, it’s not our fault.” Crap beer is someone’s fault, and fingers need to be pointed. Can you tell us what the next beer will be? Weekend’s here and I’m keen to sample something.

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    • radiosnivins says:

      I concur, Bargé. Although, if I was a betting Snivins, which I am, and I was to place a wager with my Vitenamese based bookie on what beer it would be, then my đồng – no pun intended – would be on Coopers Sparkling Ale. It’s 5.8%. It’s like a return to the beers of yesteryore, only at today’s prices. What’s more, I could prob’ly get nine to ten odds. Dang it, I will.

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      • BargeDave says:

        I’ve just returned to my desk having foozled, to use one of your contributions to the vernacular, one of these very same beers. 5.8% maketh the lunchtime on a slow Friday.

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      • BargeDave says:

        PS, is your bookie named Phuoc Hieu? I actually met a guy called this.

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      • radiosnivins says:

        No. His nomenclature is L’Blerg, and I put ₫5 on the nose with him for Coopers Sparkling, and a ₫5 place bet on Magic Hat #9. Actually, I should’ve gone for a fooze exacta. Still, mustn’t blub. Must not blub, Bargé. That’s my motto, as is ‘he who dithers withers’, and ‘when in doubt, hang about.’

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      • BargeDave says:

        Ooh, you’ve shot your wad on the Magic Hat – it’s already been reviewed. Bloody good beer though.

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      • radiosnivins says:

        Pooch it! Still, mustn’t blub, nor dither. Must also hang about.

        I see you commented on Magic Hat last month, Bargé. I completely agree with you. I tried it for the first time last night. It’s pretty fantastic. I love a beer with fruit sniffs. ‘Kazoo said peach in his review, but my finely honed konk registered passionfruit – perhaps those crazy northern falloons call a passionfruit a peach, just as they call Straz Devon, and potato cakes scallops. My only notable downer on the stuff was that it was slightly undercarbonated, unlike last week’s cheek exploder. So, in conclusion…

        Oh, and one more thing: I reckon beer should come with a recommended drinking temperature printed on it. I fear I’m a chillhound. I fear I overchill. I’d like to try it as the brewer intended it to be tried, but being a chillhound, I know no better. What say you, Bargington Wargington?

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      • BargeDave says:

        My formula is simple, the crapper the beer, the chillier it must be. Good beers have what we scientists call esters (also commonly found in fruit and veg), and these are what we scientists call volatile compounds. Volatile as in they evaporate off the liquid quickly, not explode like a Michael Bay movie. The passionfruit flavours you detect are esters. Drink good beer at warmer-than-fridge temps, drink cheap beer at overchilled temps. You will be happy with both.

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      • BargeDave says:

        What is straz? I’m a South Australian and we call Devon ‘Fritz’. Ask for Devon, the butcher has no clue, but fritz is well known. Is this the same as straz?

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      • radiosnivins says:

        Yep, and it’s different for each state, which is why it’s popular with flim-flammers and confidence tricksters.

        Stop me if I’ve told this story, but when I’m meeting a new mark, it’s imperative that I know what state they’re from so I can tailor my scam to meet their needs. I wear a slice of the stuff set in a perspex disc around my neck. If they call it Fritz, I know they’re South Australian. If they call it Polony, they’re West Australians. Straz, which is short for Strasburg, is Victorian. Devon is New South Wales/ Canberra. Luncheon is Queensland, Belgium is Tasmanian, whilst Northern Territorians call it Whale Todger.

        So, in conclusion, if you meet a fantastic fellow wearing a Devon/Straz/Polony/Luncheon/Belgium/Whale Todger pendant, and he offers you a deal that sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

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      • BargeDave says:

        Sniv, I’m nominating you for all of the Nobel prizes right away. The world can’t go without this sort of genius.

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  2. radiosnivins says:

    It sounds like Reschs.Real Bitter. If so, it’s ricketiness had nothing to do with its ‘use by’ date. It’s just a rickety beer.

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