Friday, 11 September 2009
BrewDog 77 Lager
This has been out for months but I've only just got round to trying it now. I subconsciously assumed it wouldn't be very exciting. How wrong I was.
This is a fantastic lager.
As soon as you pour it the aroma of perfumey hops fills your nose and if you have the olfactory memories I do you are immediately transported in your mind's eye to a beer garden somewhere in the Black Forest on a sunny Sunday morning in November.
It's better than any lager I've had outside Germany and better than the vast majority of German Pils too. Sweet, clean malt supports the hop aromas and makes way for a deliciously long, bitter finish. I was a bit surprised it's made with Amarillo hops and not a German noble hop.
Really a fantastic lager. If you have friends who say they don't like lager, let them try this. It's absolutely perfect and completely blows me away.
I'm actually rather embarrassed about how this gushing this review is. I nearly didn't post it in case people assumed I was getting paid, but I really don't have a single bad word to say about it.