WILLIAM BROS. BREW
17th October 2016 – Review by Rob
Following an initial 2 week cold fermentation with a classic lager yeast, we ‘lager’ (store) this beer at zero degrees with a chock load of IPA style hops for another four weeks and allow the two to marry – fanfare!
Ok still reeling from the 8.5% of the Old Tom here, defo a great beer that one…
Augustus Caesar is polar opposite to the previous beer, classed as an IPA / lager hybrid at a weak 4.1%.
First thing is the lager, and fruit aplenty, my god this is what drinking beer is all about, mixing up the different styles and tastes keeps your taste buds on their toes. Hints of lemon and melon, probably a few other yellow coloured fruits like pineapple in there as well – and lager. Mass produced lager is a sacrilegious against real ale, wrongly produced, without care, made with money in mind and not love.
However this reminds me of Bob Dylan giving the middle finger to the man he represented, sod you establishment and sod you anti-establishment, I’ll do whatever I like and if that means mixing lager with ale then I will do that. And in this case, like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters, the result is a success.