Friday, 14 December 2012

Booze: Fakir Brewing Company – Old Fakir’s Gold review



Fakir Brewing Company was set up by two mates who are passionate about beer and were pissed off with the fizzy yellow lagers they were getting served in Indian restaurants. Fakir Brewing Company is based in Norfolk and currently brews at Tipples.

I feel that as I have said to people before about this, I should tell you that I was gifted this bottle by Moses to review. I have absolutely no bias even though he is a really nice guy. He’s totally passionate about his beer and we’ve had some long conversations.

Quoted from their website:

A Fakir is a holy man, shaman or wandering hobo – someone who devoted their live to spiritual discovery. At Fakir Brewing, we also embarked on a journey of discovery through our passion and desire; we craft beers which challenge the status quo”

So... what about the beer?

Brewery: Fakir Brewing Company
Beer: Old Fakir’s Gold
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5%

Look:
It pours orange with a solid white head that dies after a while.

Aroma:
Orange sherbet, grapefruit and a little bit of malt. It smells incredibly sweet.

Taste:
Initially a bit hit of bitter grapefruit, followed by some of that sharp orange sherbet I smelt. It then fades out into a nice, malty sweetness which holds it together. There’s also a little coppery aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Quite a prickly mouthfeel which I think could work well with spicy food.

Verdict:
I quite like this and think that what they’ve set out to do, make a hoppy craft beer is good. I can’t comment on whether it pairs well with a curry as I don’t have one sitting in front of me but I can see it working well. I really like this and I’ll certainly buy some in the future, that’s for sure. 

You can find Old Fakir's Gold in various Indian Restaurants around East Anglia at the moment, soon expanding to the rest of the country so keep your eyes open!

Thanks for the bottle, Moses!


Nate
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