La Goudale


Nice big bottle from Aldi. Looked like a German wheat beer which is what me drew me in. But it’s a French abbey beer. 

Pours deep golden with a short lived head. 

I get a simple wheaty fragrant hop overtone. No fruits. Perhaps some biscuitness. Smells super sour. 

Have to say, it’s a strong kick of continental beer. Much like the Belgium triple beers. There is the nice touch of honey at the end. I don’t tend to like honey’d beer but this is an exception. 

It’s nice. It’s quite strong, 6% and I’m liking these beers with a kick to them. 

Fairly decent price at Aldi at £2.39 a bottle. I may well be heading back tomorrow to get some more. 

Batemans Victory


Back to one of my favourites… I think this was the first wheat based beer I had and thus, opened my eyes to the wonders of wheat beer. It knocked my for about 16 when I first had it. Who knows it if was because I was into lager at the time, or if its genuinely that good. But I tried again, and again, and its a bloody great beer.

I will try again in about 2 years nd ensure its not my inexperience in ale, but I’m assuming I will really enjoy it again.

Lovely sweety finish with some sweetness in there, and possible caramel, with the huge straw based back end.

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