Laos craft beer scene is mostly concentrated in its capital, Vientiane🇱🇦 My favourite beer spot is definitely Le Patitoh. It's a little paradise with a good selection of homebrew beers. There is also an outdoor pool where you can have a swim 🐟 Really cool place to hang out.
At the time of my visit the beer menu consisted of: Pilsner Lager, Blonde Ale, Wheat Ale, Amber Ale, IPA and Stout.
I decided to taste their Pilsner, IPA and Stout. I'm pretty sure that instead of the three I ordered I was served the Blonde Ale, Amber Ale and Stout. The photo might even indicate it. I double-checked with the bartender but he insisted I got my choice. Well I don't want to doubt them but I think I trust my eyes and taste buds more than their word 🤭
▪️BLONDE ALE (supposedly Pilsner)
ALC 4.8%, IBU 10-15
👁️Pale, very slightly hazy, thin white head
👃Honey & flowers aroma
👅Sugar cane, lots of flowers and bit of fruit
My favourite one from the three brews. Lovely sweet and fruity ale, a bit watery but with great flavours. A good Blonde Ale but a terrible Pilsner😋
▪️AMBER ALE (supposedly IPA)
ALC 6%, IBU 25-30
👁️Light amber, clear, low white head
👃Not much on nose
👅Very watery, plain, very light taste of caramel malt, low bitterness.
Didn't enjoy this one. Wish I had gotten the IPA, oh well.
ALC 7%, IBU 30-35
👁️Dark Ruby, thin brownish head
👃Burnt brown sugar, cherry tobacco, not very intense aroma
👅Watery, more like an ale, light taste of dark chocolate, herbs, and hints of coffee.
Not bad on the palate but very thin body for stout. At least I got what I asked for 😉
I've always been on the fence about batch brewers..Call me old fashioned but I just enjoy a good old manual brew ⚡️Massuve shout out to @purposecoffeeltd for lending us their @moccamasterdk to test a few things out! Check these guys out, they've something pretty unique going on ☕️🙌🏻
NEW COFFEE ALERT
Recently got gifted this sweet bag from Tano Ndogo AB which is from Kenya 🇰🇪 Tasting notes are lychee, tea rose and blackcurrant. This is my first time trying this roaster, I’m excited ☕️⚡️
One of my recent adventures was camping on one of the unrestored parts of the Great Wall of China🇨🇳 We got to the nearby village just as the sun went down as our bus was delayed. It was challenging to find the right way to The Wall and then walking on The Wall for another hour in complete darkness before we arrived at one of the old watch towers where we pitched our tent for the night. My brew for this trip was a lager, Hualian Mask, from the Snow Brewery👺 Believe it or not but Snow is the best selling beer brand all over the world! Despite the fact it's only sold in China!
#beerczecher#womeninbeer#beerandtravel#beerexplorer#redcan#thegreatwall#wildcamping#chinesebeer#啤酒 🍺 #啤酒
So the beer Goser the Gosarian launches tomorrow in all the @headofsteamhq around the UK, I had a small hand in making this will the guys @tinyrebelbrewco and Simon from @camerons_brewery and I couldn't be happier with the result. Show some love and get it drank over the weekend!