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Your Guide to Australian Craft Beer / Wednesday 17 September 2014

Ninkasi's Angel - True South


Ninkasi's Angel

A truly unique beer. Ninkasi’s Angel is the latest fruit to be borne by the blossoming affair between many of the women involved in the Aussie craft beer industry that has already given us a stage show and spawned Barley’s Angels. Created on a brew day attended by brewers and brewery owners from True South, Hargreaves Hill, Red Hill, Two Birds Brewing and Matilda Bay plus the Beer Diva and a load of beer lovin' ladies – even The Crafty Pot – which you can read all about here and here, it’s all in a good cause, with profits going to the McGrath Foundation. But what of the beer? Well, we’re rather fond of a Belgian tripel at Crafty Towers so were a little giddy when they chose to brew one. It looks great in the glass, with a slight blood orange tint presumably from the many spices added and a prominent foamy head (or “egg white whipped pavlova head” according to one admiring male brewer). The Belgian yeast throws up a mix of citrusy and herbal, almost medicinal, aromas complemented by hints of cinnamon early on (from the cassia bark?). Those citrus and cinnamon characters are there in the mouth too before some spicy peppery notes start muscling in on the action late in the day. In the past two weeks, we’ve tasted some excellent Aussie beers. This is one of them. (NB We’re listing this on the True South page as that is where the brew took place)


Red Hill
Hargreaves Hill
True South
Local Bottle Store & Provisions
The Local Taphouse St Kilda
Penny Blue
Purvis Beer Richmond
Purvis Cellars
Grain & Grape
Mordy Cellar Door
Prince Wine Store
Chapel St Cellars
Oscar’s Alehouse
Smith Street Cellars
Blackhearts & Sparrows
Josie Bones
Swords Select
Warners at the Bay
Courthouse Hotel
Mrs Parma’s
Cellar & Pantry
The Dispensary Enoteca
Beer DeLuxe

Style: Spiced Belgian Tripel
Strength: 7.8%


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