Thursday, 13 October 2016

London Craft Beer Review: 5 O'Clock Shadow from Weird Beard

Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's London craft beer review is for 5 O'Clock Shadow from Weird Beard.

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5 O'clock Shadow was deep gold. I think. It was fairly dark at the time. Tropical guava and a bitter umami. Smelled like pineapple. Not a complex beer. It was tasty but there was quite a lot of brute force there with heavy hops. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I really like that heavy handed, dank, and resinous fist in the mouth. Other times, not so much. So tread carefully with this one.

It went well with the Buffalo wings at The Draft House. You might remember me reviewing a Rogue Farm beer a couple of months back. I got that at this same place. It is a BBQ joint across the road from the Tower of London. Bear and I decided to have a London date night.

It was a bit disappointing this time around. They had run out of RIBS. If you can believe it. A BBQ joint. Out of ribs. On a Friday night. So we had this sort of finger food platter thing that was served on a trash can lid. It was ok. It wasn't ribs. The wings were good though.

Also, not the best choice for an intimate date night. Very loud music. We ended up yelling at each other for 90 minutes. I get to pick next time I think!

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