12th Abbey have just launched on to the Irish market with a trio of beers. I picked them up in Egan’s, Portlaoise. The design of the labels is classic and simple and suggests beers that don’t mess around. The first I tried was the Irish Pale Ale. Unfortunately I think I may have gotten a bad bottle as the main thing I was tasting was burnt toffee. I’ll have to try it again. I had better luck with the next two.
I had the Altered Amber with a roast chicken dinner and they worked really well together. It’s a a hoppy amber and that’s the way I like ’em!
Last but not least I had the Raven Stout. It has lots of mocha in the aroma and the taste. It’s a fine example of a stout. Sláinte!
Ps: I almost forgot, I had some of the stout with a slice of Parkin cake, it’s a treacle and oatmeal recipe from the north of England, the combination was delicious!
Aha! Time to make some parkin!
I thought you’d appreciate that!
I’ll trade you the whisky in my blog the other day for the parkin (and roast chicken) in yours toady!
Hmmm I don’t know, I like whisky but you can’t actually live on uisce bheatha!