Hacker Pschorr-Munchen Gold 500ml $8.00
This is a full-bodied, light coloured (helles) style from Munich Germany. Luxurious comes to mind as we admire the dense white head and rich malty, hoppy aroma. The opulent palate fulfils the promise of the aroma, and finishes with a refreshing, clean hoppy bitterness.
Murrays Nirvana Pale Ale 330ml $4.50
The label describes Nirvana as a hybrid of the American and English pale ale styles. But to my taste the penetrating hops aroma, full, malty body and assertive, lingering hops flavour and bitterness point it more towards the American mould. Beautiful, fresh hops are the keynote – a great match for hot chilli.
Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2012
First published 29 February 2012 in The Canberra Times