Thursday, August 06, 2009

Meantime Coffee Porter

I think I have finally found a drink that my daughters will hate even more than beer... it's a 6% proof porter-style beer with coffee flavours!

I found it an enjoyable enough brew, the coffee taste is prominent, but not overpowering. It might have just been the bottle I purchased, but there was no discernable 'head' to the beer, and it was a little too 'flat' (bubble-less) for my taste.

According to the Meantime website: [edited]

"Our Coffee Beer is made with real coffee and has a caffeine hit to match. The natural flavours of the beans selected and hand roasted by our friends at the Union Coffee Roasters go well with the roast barley in the beer to give a silky-smooth drink with distinct chocolate and vanilla notes."

"Our first formulation of this beer was the first UK brewed beer to carry the Fairtrade logo, and, although we have reformulated it to create an even better blend of malt and roast coffee flavours, we can no longer get enough coffee in each bottle to qualify for Fairtrade status. However we are still using the same Faitrade Araba Bourbon beans from Rwanda’s Abuhuzamugambi Bakawa Co-operative."

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