They might have taken out the 2022 AIBA Champion Australian Beer with a beer very much of its time, but the Beerland brewers have rather more classic beers on their minds as winter draws to a cold, wet close out west. Revolution, originally brewed by Beerland as the Renaissance, is a dry-hopped continental lager taking inspiration from bières de garde, a rarely-seen farmhouse ale style of French origin. For an extra “bready” twist, the brewers threw 25kg of housemade baguettes into the mash to give the beer more body and to complement the Vienna and wheat malt flavours before hopping with nothing other than the French Aramis variety.
The combination of these European ingredients creates a complex, full-bodied hybrid of a beer that sits somewhere between an Italian pilsner and a French farmhouse ale. Citrus and lemongrass aromas and flavours dominate with a touch of spiced fruit leading into a clean bitterness. Vive la revolution!
If you're looking for something a little darker to get you through to spring, then their Heritage oatmeal stout should do the trick. Built upon a robust base of Maris Otter alongside five other specialty malts, this beer is a tip-of-the-hat to old school English stouts.
Bitter cacao and coffee flavours arrive on the palate with a soft mouthfeel courtesy of the rolled oats, with Columbus hops adding bitterness as the English ale yeast brings some fruity esters. Sweet toffee lingers but is not overpowering, leaving you with a beer that's neither excessively heavy nor sweet. Brewed at Whitfords with classic ingredients to ensure it's deeply rooted in tradition, it's a beer destined to warm the cockles!
Published August 17, 2022 2022-08-17 00:00:00