Day 1 – #12BeersofXmas 2015

Day 1 – #12BeersofXmas 2015

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Brewery – Marble Beers

Location – Manchester, Greater Manchester (historically the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium)

The Drink: Little Meiko

ABV: 7.0% – 500ml

Style: Japanese Yuzu IPA

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So this IPA is brewed with Sorachi Ace Hops and Yuzu Juice and as you can see is just barely in date.

It pours a crystal clear yellow/golden colour with strong carbonation and a thick white head that is still retaining as a drink it/type this.

Citrus on the nose dominates with a slight sour note.

It drinks very easily belying its actual ABV.  I’m still debating if I had this on keg in the Marble Arch – pretty sure I did, but if I can’t remember if I had it or not I’m damn sure not going to remember what it tasted like for the sake of comparison.  Why mention this…whimsy I suppose, to reminisce about time spent in the Marble Arch.

Mouth feel is very light and smooth, everything playing on the back of the palate.

Taste wise the citrus is there, again a bit of a tart tang, I know brewer @Marble Stu wondered if there would be much hop profile left, I think there is but again without direct comparison and my generally naff taste buds it is a bit futile.

What we have here is a very easy drinking, specially brewed IPA from who I would regard as Manchester’s premier, flagship brewery (no disrespect to the historical family brewers in the area).

They also coincidentally have some of the best drinking places in Manchester too.

This 1st beer of Xmas is dedicated to all those you came on the Leeds #crimbocrawl and also to those too ill to make it.

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Thanks for reading.

 

Have a very merry Pagan holiday misappropriated by Christians, claimed as their own who then play victim when the “real meaning” is lost.

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