As part of his Twitch streams, @kegmanplays has a #BeerBollocks section in which a beer is selected and any accompanying notes are read. It’s inspired me to start my own, in which I will write down any tasting notes or notes on the bottle or can. If there are tasting notes and notes on the bottle or can, both will be included (stating which is which). As well as being written down, I will also give them my #BeerBollocks rating, ranging from 0 (notes just say what it is) to 5 (complete and utter #BeerBollocks). I’ll also include my thoughts on the beer and rating I’ve given it on Untappd.
Bottle: In Cornish folklore Betty Stogs was reputedly full-bodied, golden-hearted and just a little fruity. So you can see why we chose to name our award-winning, smooth-drinking amber ale after her. Especially as both Bettys are often to be found at the centre of a good party. Join us in raising a glass to Betty Stogs – truly the Queen of Cornish ales.
Copper-coloured, just like Betty, with a light malty aroma, a floral, even cedar taste, and a sharp tang of bitter grapefruit, this is an ale that has the strength of character to take on tasty dishes like stews, hard cheeses and meat-packed pasties.
It’s a bit of an essay, but nothing too outrageous – #BeerBollocks rating of 2.
My Untappd comment and score: A smooth, malty bitter. 3.5/5
Disagree with my #BeerBollocks rating or Untappd score? Leave a comment, letting me know why and what rating you would give it.