Can Aussie be weaned off *yech!” VB?

johnsmith

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I knew a guy whose mum used to burn dinner every evening. He grew up used to it and thought his mum was a great cook. Aussie is like him
 

Aussie

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So.......I am expecting the VB Treachery Investigative Squad at my door any minute!

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HBS Guy

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I knew a guy whose mum used to burn dinner every evening. He grew up used to it and thought his mum was a great cook. Aussie is like him
Mum was a bit that way. going to dinner there “Its only a little bit burned” was a frequent cry :smirk :smirk :smirk
 
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HBS Guy

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Wild Yak, hmmm dunno that one, might buy a stubby of that today.

Heh, originally I had told Aussie to buy “Silly Yak”—a mental aberration, Silly Yak being what the coeliac foundation calls it. A weird mental slip. I know about Silly Yak because in the eight years I had the brewshop I had a couple or so customers come down with that and they asked me how they could make gluten–free beer. I didn’t have much cheer for them, there were gluten free beer kits but not to my knowledge in Australia, they could use rice malt, buckwheat and sorghum but would have to malt it. The Silly Yak didn’t have any info either. How this got me to write “Silly” instead of “Fat” I have no idea!
 

HBS Guy

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Hmmm, Wild Yak:

Say aloha to this fresh and fruity tropical beast! With melon and passionfruit aromas the flavours in this South Seas Yak sing out like a forest full of parakeets. New world hops nestle together to deliver a unique and refreshing island brew.


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We can vouch for barbequed snapper with a light sauce of olive oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs and a helping of golden roasted potatoes. A great Yak to pair with any fresh dish packed with herbs and flavours.
I guess it uses Nelson Sauvin hops from NZ.
 

HBS Guy

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I have a stubby of Wild Yak and a stubby of Fat Yak.

We could do a comparison at the same time, be fun. Tomorrow afternoon maybe?
 

Aussie

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I have a stubby of Wild Yak and a stubby of Fat Yak.

We could do a comparison at the same time, be fun. Tomorrow afternoon maybe?

Ok. I have the Wild Yak. I'll get the Fat Yak. I'll let you know here.
 

Squire

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More importantly, can Aussie be weaned off Ozpolitic?

Ozpolitic is a drug that enslaves masochists.
 

SethBullock

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Maybe Aussie could be weaned off of VB if IPA's brewed in the Pacific Northwest, USA, were more available in Australia. :bgrin :drinks🍻🇺🇲
 

HBS Guy

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Hehehehe Aussie tried such an IPA, fell back waving his legs in the air.

Fat Yak is a clean beer with a nice light amber color and good head retention, some hop and malt aroma and a mild, clean slightly malty flavor and not very bitter.
 

HBS Guy

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If you wanted to rate a beer out of 10 say:

1. Pour a beer, put the bottle down, look at the head. If the head is mostly fine bubbled then the head will persist. Give it a point. A homebrew, especially the second and subsequent glasses may have a bit of yeast haze. If the first glass is hazy then generally you would dock say half a point. I do like to see a nice head on a beer but big beers, starting over 6% say have lousy head retention. Up to two points here. A commercial beer should be clear. A really fizzy beer is likely some tasteless megabrew hiding its lack of flavor, aroma, body etc with mouthnumbing cold and high fizz.


2. Smell—out of say 3 points. A modern IPA without hop aroma, unless it has aged the beer for some months, should have a hop aroma. Stouts and porters should have dark malt notes, a coffee or chocolate like aroma or at least an earthy malt aroma. A mild (mildly hopped ale) should be all malt in the nose. An ale should have fruity esters in the nose, a lager should have no yeast derived aroma or flavor—CLEAN is what a lager should offer. Some wheat/wit beers have esters that smell like banana—entirely appropriate there, a no no in a lager.

3. Flavor is the biggy. Malt/hop flavors, bittering level and smoothness. Body (a dry beer or a big bodied Blonde?) and mouthfeel—a beer that drinks like water has no body or mouthfeel. Does the beer flavor linger at the back of the mouth, good if so unless the beer is crap, LOL!
 

HBS Guy

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Try the Fat Yak.

Try drinking a glass of warm and flat VB—you will not be able to finish the glass.
 

HBS Guy

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Fat Yak:

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Nice head tho eventually the midsized and big bubbles burst destroying the head.

A commercial beer, filtered clear. One thing in its favor—not to fizzy! Some lightly roasted malts give it a nice color (no or very minor addition of crystal malt is another thing in its flavor.

Some malt in the nose and the mouth. It is a clean beer if light on taste.

When I cannot get Coopers I am reasonably happy to drink Fat Yak. Head, some aroma/taste, clear, nice color, clean, not over fizzy. Say 5/10, more flavor and nose would have been nice.
 

HBS Guy

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Uncle Dan burbles:

Fat Yak first impresses with its golden colour, distinctive, hop driven, fruity and herbaceous aromas, giving characteristic passionfruit and melon notes, followed by a whack of hop flavour at the finish. The taste is refreshingly clean on the palate.
Clean, yeah.
 

Aussie

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Try the Fat Yak.

Try drinking a glass of warm and flat VB—you will not be able to finish the glass.

I'll give it a go. Was a tad busy and distracted today getting that bench saw done....and realising it needs to be made more rigid. Why would anyone drink a warm flat beer of any kind?
 
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