Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monty Python's Holy Grail (Ail/Ale) (4.7%)
This beer was produced to mark the 30th Anniversary of Python, and as the label says, tempered over burning witches', and can you ever taste witch in it (unless i just got turned into a newt). Maybe the witches in my batch were particularly warty, but there is definite sourness in smell, and the hops are slightly overpowering for an english ale. the beer itself is smooth enough (wink wink, nudge nudge), and lacks head on the copper body. I have tried this beer before, and i must say it slaps you round the head like a fish with the hops. I also sense some citrus (have we done oranges?), but to be honest the hops overpowers it (the black knight is never defeated...have it you!). Being a Python fan i would love to say something better about it (ohh Denis, there's some lovely filth o'er 'ere), but unfortunately it turns out like a castle filled of virgins (16-19 years old) that the hops bravely save you from enjoying (you're gay, aren't you?). There was (not) much rejoicing. Would probably prefer 'huge...tracts of land'. maybe it tastes better out of the Holy Grail itself...