When Beer 52 got in touch asking if I’d like to review one of their monthly boxes of craft beers, I knew just the right person for the job :)
Jonny, over to you…
When the box turned up I was impressed with the packaging, it looked pretty cool and would certainly make a great gift.
The box was filled with beers from all around Europe that I hadn’t heard of before and as I usually drink West country ale, it’s been nice to try something different.
In the box were 8 bottles, my favourite one being from the Barcelona Beer Company (5%). It tasted sophisticated and unusual. Apparently it’s a tribute to the city of Barcelona which sounds good to me! I finished the bottle by saying ‘that was bleddy ‘ansom’.
Mica (6%) had a tie on label which made it look pretty posh, and came from Spain. Seems to be 100% natural (although I can’t actually understand the label). Unfortunately it frothed everywhere when I opened it thereby mixing the sediment into the ale which was a shame.
Another one I particularly liked was Curtius (7%) which is a Belgium triple ale. I didn’t think I’d like it at 7% but it’s very nice, not too sweet & perfect ‘hoppiness’.
Oppigards won Best Swedish Beer Category 2 years running at Sweden’s largest beer festival. I found it quite hoppy and I really enjoyed trying it.
If you’re into craft beers, then I highly recommend giving Beer 52 a go as you’ll come across new flavours that you wouldn’t normally experience. The price works out at £3 a bottle, and when you consider you won’t find these beers in your local supermarket makes it really great value.
Thanks Beer 52!
PS if you fancy sending a box as a Christmas gift, enter the code Jane10 at checkout for £10 off! Code is valid until 16th September 2015 :)