Hello! Welcome to A Woman’s Brew. I started this blog to record my adventures with beer as I travel around the world… unfortunately work got in the way and I haven’t had chance to really get stuck in. So let’s try again!
There are so many things that I want to write about yet so little time to do it. However, I am drinking beer and trying new styles all the time. So maybe the best place to start is my tasting notes.
Back in April and May I was in Europe and got to sample some new brews while I was there. I had the usual suspects such as Sagres in Azores and Heineken in Amsterdam (more on that later) but I also got a few more enticing numbers:
Drank this complex brew in Amsterdam after a day visiting the Heineken Experience. I enjoyed it a lot as there wasn’t too much clove but some fresh citrus flavours to refresh the palette.
Though I didn’t get chance to go to its homeland, I tried this beer in the crew bar of my cruise ship. I felt it had a chewy mouth feel and good biscuity taste.
This native of Helsinki, Finland went really well with my chicken and garlic pizza – a slight lime aroma with a citrus alkaline kick. It is golden in the glass with a slight foam head and bitter biscuit and lime flavour.
Rostocker Pils Premium
While in Warnemunde, Germany, you can’t get much more local than this. However, I wasn’t too impressed with this brew. It has an astringent, lemony aroma that continues into the flavour and unfortunately reminded me of dish water. I had a Krombacher to wash the taste away and was much happier.
So, there’s a start to my beer travels. Keep an eye out for more about the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam and a blog post all of it’s own for the beers I tried in Estonia!