The Tin Whistle Brewing killer bee (dark honey ale)

Two days ago the Burnaby Eagles Australian Rules football club won their first premiership.

This drink is dedicated to the West Coast Saints whom were defeated that day.

Like the Saints, this beer came out flat. (buddum chink). Really flat, actually, even with a bit of agitation.

I am talking about the beer.

My friends on the Saints would really deserve a better beer than this one, but I can’t retract the toast now.

There is a faint honey aroma and a nice chocolatey taste that is quite smooth, especially for such a dark beer.

Overall this beer is quite disappointing, but I can see the potential. Obviously it lost its balls while sitting on the shelf, but that is really no excuse.

[xrr rating=2.5/5]


Phillips Brewing Rifflandabrau Pilsner

This month the Phillips Show Case pack is featuring the Rifflandia Pilsner, which is dedicated to the Rifflandia festival held this weekend on the island.

It is really an admirable marketing ploy. Equally admirable, is this delicious pilsner that has a subtle sweetness and excellent drinkability.

I sank these three bad boys as fast as a Van Halen hammer-on.

Hopefully when this festival ends, the beer will re-incarnate, or at least return next year.

[xrr rating=4.75/5]