Well the 100th beer in the Ton Challenge has to have something to mark the occasion, is it the most expensive beer in the world, the most obscure ingredients, the hightest alcohol percentage or could it be size, well thanks to Chicka who sourced me a Darwin Stubbie it was the latter with a 2 litre bottle.The beer it self is not much to write home about, it’s a mild draught that doesn’t offer a great deal other than that you can share it with mates.
Well this is a Queensland beer with an inferiority complex when you read the speil on the back of the label. If only it delivered on it’s attitude, it has a mild caramel malt with slight effervescence that really doesn’t deliver anything to the drinker.
This beer is full and full of flavour. It is almost getting close to a dark ale nah stout. It is a double malted lager that has a strong darken caramel/chocolate flavour. It also packs a punch at 6.6% alcohol by volume. All this strong flavour and alcohol just seem to be done for the challenge of double malting rather than to produce a top quality beer. It’s no slouch but not a winner.
Like the Austrian Trumer Pils beer I had while out having some schnitzel at the Austrian Schnitzel Haus at Gladesville I also tried this Gosser Lager. Two very different beers. This is a lot more refined compared to the Trumer. It is light and fresh with a slight bitter hops almost like a carlsberg.
What better to do than have some Austrian beer while out having some schnitzel at the Austrian Schnitzel Haus at Gladesville. This is a pils style beer that has a bitter almost burnt flavour. It would be hard to see this pils winning over too many people, the Austrian’s like a bit of sauerkraut, so stranger things could happen just don’t count on it.