100 WEEKENDS.. 100 BEERS.. WELL DONE US!
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AN IDLE CHAT AT THE PUB WITH THE LANDLORD AND MAYBE A CHUM..
SUNDAY LUNCH WITH YOUR NAN WHO JUST LOVES A PINT..
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THESE ARE PERFECT OPPORTUNITIES TO SPREAD THE MUSE ON BOOZE LOVE PEOPLE!!
EITHER OR WE WILL CONTINUE WHAT WE DO REGARDLESS SO HERE IS TO ANOTHER 100 AND ONE DAY 500,000 🙂
BREWER: Electric Bear Brewing Co., Somerset
STYLE: American Pale Ale
VESSEL: 440ml tin
I am a fan of the traditional English language. I like fat to be spelt F A T not P H A T. And when using the word ‘beef’, I use it as a culinary term, not as a reference to an argument or gripe with someone. However, alas, I have to concede that the English language is ever evolving, so I have to accept that at some point we will have a beer named Werrrd (and yes it does appear as an error on Word (ironically), which makes me feel slightly vindicated in my views). That point has arrived – it doesn’t mean I have to agree with a beer being named Werrrd.
It is true, though, that Electric Bear Brewing Co. do know how to make something look good. While Werrrd is, according to yours truly, not well named, it is well dressed up. I guess all in all, you could say it’s very street and I’m sure the younger generation will love that.
Once let loose from it’s distinctive casing, Werrrd has an incredible colour in the glass. It looks blonde, has a fantastic head on the pour and looks sexily tantalising. Its seductive case is only added to by its heady aromas, which are, you guessed it…tropical to the nth degree. Well, it is brewed with Centennial, Citra and Mosiac hops, so it’s no surprise.
Where we want a beer to deliver is in its drinking. Werrrd doesn’t quite live up to its heady nasal notes, but it is a good drink. Its main strength lies in its thirst quenching ability. It’s light and hits the right grapefruit notes on the palate. This, together with its short-lived bitter length, makes it a great summer brew.
All in all, Werrrd is one for the trendy youngsters. But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a one trick pony, as so eloquently once said in the Apprentice by Stuart Baggs (UK version), it’s “field of ponies”.
Sammy’s Rating: 83%
I regard myself as pretty flippin’ cool you know. My eldest daughter definitely agrees. This was cemented by the fact that she almost laughed at me walking down the pretend staircase behind the sofa when her pals were over for a sleepover.
Unfortunately when it comes to being down wit da kidz legit, I may have lost my flava a little due to thinking the beer we were testing this week was actually called WEIRD. And then on closer inspection this evening I still struggled as to what it was actually called. Werrrd?? As in the noise a fan made before being asked to cease fanning? And then it hit me… WERRRD, as in, WEERRRRD DAWG!! (see, cool me).
Blimey crackers, what a name for a beer!! I actually quite like it now I’m on script. Craft ales and beers generally are evolving so why shouldn’t the names? I’m sure if you tried to order a pint of Werrrd! down the Dog & Dickhead old Ralph the landlord would probably stick one on you, but to be fair, Ralph almost certainly wouldn’t have put this beer on in the first place. Situation averted. Phew, Ralph is pretty tough.
I have to say the look of this tin is exceptional. So inviting!! As sweet as the ghetto blasters and general scene are it’s the colours here that are doing it for me. The spikes and contrasts are just phenomenal.
Now, knowing this is simply an APA with no mystic and weighing in at a mid to low range 4.2% abv, I had nothing to be wary of nor really think about. This was either going to knock it out the park or not.
So Electric Bear Ruth stepped up, Mr Pitcher threw down the best ball he could muster…
And my Werrrd! Electric Bear Ruth KNOCKED IT OUT THE PARK!!
This is a cracking American Pale!!
It’s the can info that starts your experience off, informing us drinkers to expect an aroma of pink grapefruit, mango and orange rind. And yup, without a doubt a dry, sweet citrus nose she has. We’re also told that there is a piney and zippy bitterness to the finish and again this is what you get. What really hit me is just how refreshing Werrrd! was. So crushable it’s ridiculous. It think this is due to the beer as a whole being quite thin but the taste being great. So for an American Pale it’s not too over powering and in your face.
Electric Bear beers are not that easy to come by unless you’re near the South West of England but people I call on you to do what you can to get hold of this brew.
Peace (mic drop, slippers on).
Jymi’s Rating: 87%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 85%
MOB review next weekend: OLD GOLDEN HEN by MORLAND