Arkell’s Noel Ale [Advent Booze Calendar: 22 Days Till Xmas]   6 comments

arkell's noel

Day 3 (22 to go) of the Advent Booze Calendar and it was the turn of Arkell’s Noël.   I like that mine are all Christmas themed tipples but the Advent project Brownie has entered looks like more fun.  And, like him (he mentions it in his post), I have a ‘365 day’ project for next year…mine for a different drink everyday to try to break in our new bar set.  But for now, here’s the Noël notes:

Overall:  A surprise in that it doesn’t taste like every other Arkell’s ale, in fact it has a threat of the fantastic Pilsner in it.

Colour:  Pinkish copper like a very new American penny, or like a very soiled…oh, just read the ‘Aroma’ notes….

Aroma: Sex toy, unused but lubed with a good quality poly(dimethyl)sulfoxide.

Mouth: Medium-to-light, acidic with carbonation and a bit of a hoppy backlash.  Not as bad in the mouth as suspected.

Flavour: Sex toy, not so unused as it seemed from the scent but not at all in a threatening way.  Bitterness that draws at the missing back molars.  Floral, light and mildly sweet (that’s probably the Astroglide).

Yesterday’s entry here.

6 responses to “Arkell’s Noel Ale [Advent Booze Calendar: 22 Days Till Xmas]

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  1. Just make sure you don’t duplicate any drinks in ’14.

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