Hunter Old 375ml $2.50
I suspect this dark, almost black ale is modelled on Tooheys Old, a popular brew in the coal mining communities of both the Hunter and Illawarra regions. Though the aroma and flavour are rich in molasses and roast-malt character, it’s a zesty, low-bitterness, easy-drinking, medium-bodied style.
Schneider Weisse Hefe-Weizen 500ml $5.99
This is a distinctive, dark-amber-coloured, bottle-conditioned wheat beer from Bavaria. It’s a delight to drink with its subtle, fruity/spicy notes and wheat beer’s defining light, tangy, grippiness. Had the bottle been a little fresher – a real problem with delicate imported styles – there’s have been another star in the rating.
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