Autumn is in the air and Eight Degrees have gathered a bountiful blend of Noble and New World hops together for this fulsome harvest lager. Here, they have focused on a clean, pale lager base, comb...
Autumn is in the air and Eight Degrees have gathered a bountiful blend of Noble and New World hops together for this fulsome harvest lager. Here, they have focused on a clean, pale lager base, combined with an intense hop aroma. It’s a beer packed with hoppy possibilities.
Tasting notes Colour/appearance:light straw yellow, lots of fine bubbles due, our brewer tells me, to the beer being gespunded*. Aroma:a solid noble hop base with lots of fresh citrus, lime blossom and lemon balm on the nose. Flavour:clean and crisp and very guzzleable. Herbal flavours of mint leaf balanced with zippy lime citrus. Aftertaste:lean, clean and delicously cool on the palate.
Food pairings This Oktoberfest-style bier will go superbly with traditional Oktoberfest-style food: bring on great big würstl with plenty of mustard and sauerkraut, warm pretzels and that spiced cheese-butter spread called obatzda, a spit-roasted half chicken and roasted ham knuckles. A plate of spaetzle or semmelknödel and that’s you filled up until Christmas. At least you have this hoppy lager to cut through all that dense, rich food. If you have a chance – or can take any more food – try this beer with Dampfnudel, those sweet steamed dumplings, and see how the fresh citrus notes brighten up what could otherwise be a heavy dish.
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Eight Degrees Brewery
Following their hearts to Ireland, New Zealander Scott Baigent, and Australian Cameron Wallace, founded Eight Degrees Brewing in 2010 - an award-winning independent Irish craft brewery, passionate about producing exciting and adventurous beers using only natural ingredients. The name comes from the fact that Ireland is located at eight degrees west longitude, and it also happens to be the perfect serving temperature for their beer. Eight Degrees beers have unique characters, which even translates to the description on the bottles; Sunburnt Irish Red: “Like an Irishman on holidays in the Canaries, this beer has a red tint with a chilled out mellow feel,” Other beers include Howling Gale Ale, Knockmealdown Porter and Barefoot Bohemian Pilsner. The seasonal A Winter’s Ale was developed using a custom-made spice blend from one of Ardkeen's other food heroes Green Saffron, also located in Cork. Artisan supporting artisan…that’s what we like to see.