BrewDog vs Fierce - Very Big Moose
A collaboration between BrewDog and Fierce Beer in Aberdeen, Scotland, as part of our European Collaboration Series.
As imperial stouts go, this is of Tzarist proportions. Rich, thick and ermine smooth. This collabfest winner is bottled decadence for the people. A mix of dark malts gives a well-rounded body that is decidely chocolately. With notes of vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa and chocolate on the nose. Sweet and chewy to taste with roasted malts, chocolate and Madagascan vanilla.
Very Big Moose - Imperialism comes of age.
Winner of Collabfest 2017
The Brew Sheet
Alcohol by Volume (a measure of booziness created by the yeast)
International Bitterness Unit (the bitterness of a beer from the hops)
Original Gravity (abbreviated OG) is a measure of the fermentable and unfermentable substances in a beer wort before fermentation. Those substances are often the sugars that will be converted to alcohol during the fermentation process.
Beer styles are the categorisation of beer into easily distinguishable types. When doing this we look at history, colour, carbonation, bitterness, ingredients, mouthfeel… the list goes on
Brown, Chocolate, Chocolate Wheat, Pale, Wheat
We'd typically use a lightly kilned Base Malt in a beer recipe, then add Speciality malts (sometimes darker, more complex, different flavours) in small quantities to change the overall taste and colour of the beer.
Columbus, Hallertau Blanc, Hallertauer Taurus, Mosaic, Simcoe
Hops are used in loads of ways, and they can give different characteristics to beer such as Aroma and Bitterness– this is why they rock!
water, malted barley, hops, yeast, cacao nibs, vanilla, cinnamon.