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Modelo Especial - Premium Mexican Lager Beer

Negra Modelo has long been the dark beer alternative for Mexican beer drinkers. It has been identified as one of the few surviving examples of Vienna style lager - a style that was largely replaced in European breweries with Oktoberfest, a slightly lighter lager, in the early twentieth century.

Negra Modelo pours with an off-white, medium head. The body is clear with a rich amber/copper color. The aroma is sweet with hints of apple. The impression at the first sip is sweet. This gives way only a bit to some hops bitterness which gives some balance but leaves the beer firmly in the sweet category. It has no real lager snap at the end, just lingering hops. This actually makes the second sip more balanced than the first.

There is some complexity and depth here but the flavors are very delicate.

Chapel Down Curious Brew Brut Lager

GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT THE INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE 2012. Curious Brew is a truly premium lager beer. Brewed in England with precision and passion to create a uniquely satisfying, drier, cleaner, fresher, lager beer.

Chapel Down produces a range of three 'Curious' beers that are a fusion of brewing and wine-making techniques. Drawing on Frazer's extensive beer know how and the wine-making expertise from the team at Chapel Down, this range of beer offers the discerning beer drinker a unique experience. Like great wine, great beer can't be rushed and you can't compromise on ingredients, time or techniques to deliver better tasting beers. Cost has its place, but not in the creation of World Class beers or wines. The beers are therefore, perhaps reassuringly, slightly more expensive than your average beer/biere/birra. But worth every penny. We don't know if they are the best beers in the World, but they are certainly beers that no-one else could create.