Sunday 20 December 2015

12 Beers of Christmas - Day One

My first beer of the 12 Beer of Xmas - Black Christmas from Billericay Brewing.
Post Beer OClock Show Crimbo Crawl in Leeds, with the darts on, it is time to crack open and see what this beer is like now. I tried it when it was just produced back at the start of November when I visited the micro pub attached to the brewery.
A Black IPA, which strikes the balance between hops and roastiness, and, despite having Christmas in the name no spices appear to have been added, thankfully! This is rather satisfying, nice carbonation, and a hint of chocolate on the nose. Comes in at 5%, but, doesn't feel "thin".
Quite happy with Beer Number One. 
For those of you who don't know me, my favourite programme (bar none) is Doctor Who, first transmitted on 23rd November 1963, incidentally, the day after JFK was shot.
William Hartnell played the first incarnation of The Doctor until October 1966, when someone had the quite brilliant idea of "regeneration", which took place at the end of the Tenth Planet after the Doctor had defeated the Cybermen, in their first appearance, they have since gone on to appear many times. The Doctor was dead......Long live the Doctor, welcome Patrick Troughton. 

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