Name: Stoke Bomber – Bohemian Ale
Brewery: Mccashin Family Brewery (Nelson, NZ)
Style: Golden Ale
Source: Rakinos (Auckland)
I don’t mean to sound like a grumpy old scrooge, but this beer was almost completely ruined for me by the fact that it cost a whopping $22.
It’s not Stoke’s fault – I see it retails at Regionals for the much more sane price of $8.50, but for some crazy reason the bar that I drank it at, Rakinos, had bumped it waaaaay up.
“Why did you buy it then, you bleeding idiot?” I hear you ask. Good question. I bought it because it was five minutes to midnight, I hadn’t had my beer of the day, and this was the only beer at the bar I hadn’t blogged about. Desperate times indeed.
And what did it taste like?
It’s hard to say as I was busy muttering things like “Highway robbery!” and “Back in my day, you could buy a puncheon of beer for a ha’pence”, and shaking my cane at the bar staff and such. But I definitely thought it tasted like something I should be drinking in the sun, with a picnic, rather than in a loud dark bar. It had a little zingy citrus, a medium and quite dry mouthfeel, and some honey sweetness from the malt.
Not a very useful description, I know. But what can you expect? I was hurting people, I was hurting.