Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Breakfast Beer: Nanny State
Initially it didn’t seem too bad. The russet colouring seemed to actually complement the washed out brown of the Oatabix. The aroma was more of a stench really, but the strong vegetated hop notes didn’t seem to bother my hangover too much. What was a problem was the taste.
There was a one dimensional bitterness that marked it out as a gimmick beer. I could have handled the extreme bitterness, but the sheer wateriness of it made it seem like a glass of hop tea rather than beer. It wasn’t doing anything for me and frankly the Oatabix was lost in translation.
Like a true professional-you won’t get pissed on it anyway-I threw it down my neck. But this, although at first appearance it may seem ideal, is not a breakfast beer.