We had Sunday free so decided to get a bit creative with it. Esther’s brother gave her a cheese making kit for Christmas and it seemed like a good excuse to crack a beer. I received the Dutch beer box from Beer52 a couple of weeks ago so I’ve also got a fair few of them hanging around.
Pint No. 71
What? – Oedipus, Mannenliefde
Where? – Challenge HQ, Putney
When? – Sunday 4th March 2018
Mannenliefde by Oedipus brewing company comes with a bit of back story. Essentially, their blurb is that this beer is meant to show that beer is for everyone and is “made with love and lemongrass”. Admirable.
I was a bit wary of the beer from this point. A faux-humanitarian concept isn’t the most attractive trait in a drink. Not that I disagree with the sentiment, just that I think that sort of thing is often railroaded by companies trying to shift a few units.
I digress. I was pleasantly surprised by the beer. It tasted really fresh, light and interesting on the pallet. You really get the citrus flavours from the lemongrass and there is the slightest hint of spice from the Szechuan pepper. I would definitely recommend giving this beer a try.
Overall Score: 4/5
If you’re interested, here’s a picture of the finished ball of mozzarella in a creepy bowl that I don’t know the origins of. The cheese wasn’t great put we were quite happy with it for a first attempt.
Post cheese making, we also started a make your own Prosecco kit that Esther had been given. That one takes a bit longer to make so I’ll have to update on that when it’s ready. I don’t think I’ll get away with doing a pint of it for the purposes of this blog though. If it’s as bad as the cheese, it might well kill me anyway.