Monsoon beer tasting

Monsoon beer is a relatively new beer trying to break into the Indian food market. From Christchurch, New Zealand, you’ll only find it in a handful of places at the moment, but it’s good so expect it to spread its wings to a curry house near you soon. The Greenwich Curry Club felt that it was its duty to have a beer tasting and curry night…

Monsoon Original Pilsner (5.6% abv)
Appearance
Head: average • Lacing: fair • Body: hazy • Colour: straw

Aroma
Hops: average • Malt: average • Yeast: average • Aromas: alcohol, apple

Flavour and palate
Body: medium • Texture: slick • Carbonation: soft • Finish: twang

Drinkability and experience
Flavour duration: average • Sweet: light • Acidic: light • Sour or bitter: moderate • Off flavours: butter

Best curry dishes…
Hot and spicy, lamb

Monsoon Strong Pilsner (6.5% abv)
Appearance
Head: frothy/lasting • Lacing: fair • Body: clear • Colour: amber

Aroma
Hops: light/average • Malt: light/average • Yeast: light • Aromas: alcohol, banana, liquorice

Flavour and palate
Body: medium • Texture: slick • Carbonation: soft/average • Finish: twang

Drinkability and experience
Flavour duration: average/long • Sweet: light • Acidic: moderate • Sour or bitter: light/moderate • Off flavours: butter

Best curry dishes…
Chicken, lamb

Monsoon Organic Pilsner (5% abv)
Appearance
Head: frothy/large • Lacing: sparse/fair • Body: hazy • Colour: straw

Aroma
Hops: light/average • Malt: average/heavy • Yeast: average • Aromas: alcohol

Flavour and palate
Body: medium • Texture: slick • Carbonation: soft/average • Finish: twang

Drinkability and experience
Flavour duration: average/long • Sweet: light • Acidic: light/moderate • Sour or bitter: moderate • Off flavours: salty

Best curry dishes…
Mild dishes, chicken

Many thanks to the Mitre Hotel for hosting the event. The curry was ordered from Le Popadom. And very good it was too.

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