Bridge Road Chestnut Lager

The Bridge Road Brewers produce some great beers in Beechworth.  Those local skills and local ingredients have made this one of their best.

Bridge Rd ChestnutBrewer: Bridge Road Brewers , Beechworth.

Variety: Chestnut Lager (5.0% ABV)

The marketers say: very pale and presents a crisp ‘pilsner’ like profile combined with a distinct nutty character owing to the use of Chestnuts in the mash

Appearance: From the bottle, a thick, rich, lively creamy head topped a cloudy pour that was a little too dull to do the beer justice. Maybe it needs more careful pouring or decanting.

Aroma: Some of the chestnut comes through but a pretty unremarkable nose.

Taste: On tap the chestnuts came through and seemed to fill out the flavour and feel nicely. From the bottle, the chestnuts were harder to pick up. Still a nicely balanced brew with just enough bitterness for my tastes. Not sure if the difference is about the packaging, the age or the batch. Guess I’ll have to keep trying it to find out.

Overall: For me, this is a great sessional beer. Just enough ‘nutiness’ for my tastes. Even better on tap (e.g. at Mrs Parma’s). Looking forward a few pints from the source next time I’m in Beechworth.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jason Burke on April 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Have you tried the Bridge Road Brewers Chevalier Hefe Weizen Dunkel. Brilliant!


  2. Posted by davidharryure on April 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    To paraphrase Garfield “I’ve never met a Bridge Rd brew I didn’t like”


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