Friday, April 22, 2011

Beer of the night: Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale

Review: Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale | Buzzbin Magazine:

The GrailThe Grail of Ale

This is not a bracing American IPA, brewed to appease legions of hopheads at the expense of those less enamored with Humulus lupulus. Rather, Holy Grail is brewed using Whitbread Golding hops, a variety of medium intensity hop known for its distinct pine aroma and flavor. During the brewing process, the boiled wort (early beer) passes through a hop-back, a chamber containing whole-leaf hops. This process combines the malt and hops flavors to intensify the fruity aroma on the nose, and helps to leaven the ale’s sweetness to make for a balanced brew.
Yeah, what he said. It was good; better than expected for a novelty beer. Offered the choice between a bunch of fancy gold, jewel-encrusted chalices and this humble ceramic by the ancient knight tending bar at Tyler's Taproom, I chose wisely ... wait, I'm mixing up my Grail movies. 
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