Big Drop Brewing specialise in low or no alcohol beers. I suspect a few of us may be pleased to see a beer from them so soon after Christmas and the new year. Today we’re going to enjoy Big Drop Brewing Stout, so here’s you’re cheat sheet.
Stout, 0.5% ABV (That’s not a typo!)
Featured in main subscriber box on 4 January 2018.
“The most impressive low alcohol beer I have ever tried; no argument, it just is. Rich without being cloying, full of flavour and not overly thin, this isn’t a beer that’s had alcohol stripped out of it; it’s been carefully crafted to this strength through the natural brewing process. If you like chocolate, then you’ll like this beer. I like this beer and I’m not that into chocolate, that’s how clever it is.” — Melissa Cole
Serve this beer at about 10°C; up to an hour in the fridge should be OK, as long as it’s not too cool already. Here’s what the brewers themselves have to say on the matter.
We keep ours in the fridge but take it out about an hour or so before we drink it as all that decadence needs a bit of warming up. We pour it fast into a tulip glass so the gorgeous coffee aromas can stretch their legs.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
Stouts, as you probably already know are usually dark beers. Expect a rich malty beer with dark roasted flavours.
“With notes of coffee, cocoa nibs and a lingering hint of sweet vanilla this beer is dark, rich and indulgent.”
Once again the brewers have done my job for me. Excellent!
“If it’s early in the evening, an oyster or two sets it off nicely. If it’s later, a chocolate fondant rounds off this truly extravagant beer.”