Beer review — Southern Tier and Weihenstephaner

Southern Tier Phin and Matt’s Extraordinary Ale 355ml $6.75
Hats off to Phin and Matt, whoever they are, for making a complex, fairly alcoholic ale (5.6 per cent) that’s subtle and inviting. The aroma’s all warm, generous malt with a hint of hops. The generous malt continues on a silky, deep palate, dried out by beautifully balanced, clean hops bitterness

Weihenstephaner Tradition Bayrisch Dunkel 500ml $4.77
This is a dark version of the Bayrisch mild, helles (pale) style reviewed last week. A luxuriant pale brown head caps the deep, burnished-mahogany liquid underneath. It’s a mild, gently hopped brew accented with the chocolate-like flavours and lingering bitterness of roasted, malted barley.

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