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Truly a king under the Mochaccinos of beer

Truly a king under the Mochaccinos of beer

There are those days. You open a bottle of beer and it is sour. Happened to me with a Hiisi with its best before date still some days to go. (happens to me with other bottled beers from micro breweries rather often actually). While the Hiisi was still spilling its content by itself and me being very frustrated I opened another beer, the Mochaccino Messiah, and let the Hiisi drain itself into limbo. 3,5 € gone. Lesson learned.

The small red one - Altstadthof Rotbier

Altstathof Rotbier bottle and in a glass

For Christmas I got a nice package of different beers from the Nürnberg Area. In November I went there and shopped at the Bierothek, a bottle shop. I had a very nice discussion with their sales person about the KBS and left the shop with 6 beers. 

The first one from the Christmas package I opened was Altstadthof's Rotbier. I liked their rustic style and so I gave it a try.

Rye Candy Red Ale - or what is left of it

Rye Candy Red Ale - or what is left of it

Ok, I keep this review brief and short this time. If you have read my review of the Rock Kivi Lager you might remember that I had problems with its best before date. On this one the best before date really needs to be moved one or even two month down. This beer was sour and bitter. There was no ale taste anymore left. It had just gone bad. There were still 3 days left before the best before date. If I would be able to give this one back and reclaim my money I would immediately do that. But how to prove that this beer just went bad? Probably impossible.

Rock Paper Scissors - A lager from Kupio

Bottle of Rock Paper Scissors Lager from Kuopio

On my trip to Savonlinna I also stopped for two days in Kuopio. There I bought some of the local produced beers, especially the Rock Kivi (Lager), which according to the bottle label is a dry-hopped lager, which I was intrigued to buy because of the funny label. Best before date was still 5 days due. So I thought it would be a good time to give it a try.


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