This weekend I finished off Applewheat & Chocawheat so I replaced the kegs. First up was Blonde Beggar and after a foamy start I am quite happy with it. It came in very handy for the day of Rugby yesterday. It is a very nice Blonde Ale, very similar to Blarney Blonde but I think a little more citrusy. My Wife loves it so that is what really matters.
Today I poured my first What Ales Ye? IPA. This one I based loosely on the wonderful Galway Hooker IPA hence the glass. I think it tastes pretty similar but I can't be sure without trying them side by side. There is plenty of grapefruit and the hop aroma/flavour is very much cascade but I can just about pick out the English bittering hops as well. There is just the slightest hint of Orange marmalade off it.
Both beers could do with some more cold conditioning. They should clear a little and develop more character but that can happen alongside me drinking them. The Applewheat certainly developed its flavour over time and was much better in the keg than in the bottle.