9 January 2017 - Best Beer HQ
4 Pines Brewing Kolsch Aussie Beer Review
I picked up a bottle of 4 Pines Brewing Co.’s Kolsch beer in a liquor store in Byron Bay, because apparently supermarkets in Australia aren’t allowed to sell alcohol. How odd is that? Next you’ll tell me that they don’t sell Pineapple Lumps.
But I’m not here to brag about how good we’ve got it in New Zealand; we’ve got another Aussie beer to review…
The brewery: According to the bottle, 4 Pines Brewing Company was born in Manly, Australia, and offers great flavour sensations through variety, quality craftsmanship, natural ingredients and traditional, time honoured techniques – no short cuts!
Blurb on the bottle: Light straw in colour with aromas of lemon and lime, a light malty palate, finishing crisp, clean, and showing hints of spice and citrus.
Taste: Similar to what it says on the bottle (I just love it when a brewery does all my work for me), but I’d also add that 4 Pines’ Kolsch is a rather sweet, easy-drinking summer beer, delicate, with medium carbonation. It’s thin, light, and very refreshing.
The verdict: In a race with the setting sun, the beer went down first; in fact, it didn’t even seem to touch the sides.
At the end of the day (pardon the pun) 4 Pines’ Kolsch is just a nice solid beer that does what it says on the bottle. Don’t go out of your way to try it, but if you see a bottle in your local liquor store (but not your supermarket for some strange reason) then give it a go.
Beer/movie combination: You know what’s a good movie that I haven’t seen in a while? Grosse Pointe Blank. Like this beer, the 1997 film starring John Cusack as a professional hitman who goes to his ten-year high school reunion is great, not amazing, but it’s an easy watch/drink. Check it out if you haven’t already seen it.
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