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Palate readjustment

Last beer yesterday: Fuller’s Chiswick Ale in the pub on the brewery grounds. Four different hops. Five different hop additions. Just what a 3.5% abv English bitter should be.

First beer today: Augustiner Pilsner after driving through scores of German hop fields sparkling in the late afternoon sun. No stopping for photos on the autobahn, but maybe I can post one or two tomorrow. Augustiner is one of the sponsors of the Hallertau Volkfest that starts Friday. Tuesday they choose a new hop queen. I will report back.

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4 Responses to Palate readjustment

  1. Steve August 11, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    “No stopping for photos on the autobahn”

    Aw, c’mon — there’s always an Rastplatz every 20km or so! 😉

    That’s from where I took my photos of the hop fields in Hallertau on the road from Würzberg to Munich — very scenic. ;D

    Man — Chiswick to Augustiner; it’s a dirty, thankless job, isn’t it?

  2. olllllo August 11, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Will there be a where, who, what in the Hop Queen Pageant post? or 2?

    • Stan Hieronymus August 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

      Yes, but perhaps not immediately. I’ve heard a rumor there will be beer served Tuesday and Wednesday I’m off to Tettnang at the crack of dawn.

  3. Andrew August 12, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Any more info on the Chiswick Bitter? Supposedly Michael Jackson’s favourite beer. The fermentables come from the parti-gyle mash of 95% Pale and 5% crystal 80. But what are those hop additions? Challenger, Target, Northdown, Fuggle, EKG? 60 30 20 15 0?

    I really want to recreate this beer.

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