Beer review — Debowe Mocne & Mongozo

Debowe Mocne 500ml $5.99
Feel like a brew that claims to be ‘an excellent proposal for real men who expect from beer truly beer-like sensations’? What it offers is dark colour, high alcohol (seven per cent) and a burly, malty flavour with alcohol astringency and a bitter, verging on acrid, finish.

Mongozo Banana 330ml $4.99
Yuk. Let’s give a star for being fresh and beer. But not even ‘fair trade organic bananas’ save Mongozo from the compost bin. Better there than consumed. It’s bright, fresh and beer-like. But it’s oh, so cloyingly sweet and confection like. Perhaps I’m missing something. But I’ll be glad when I’ve enough.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2007

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