The Thirsty Boys were a little thin on the ground for other Tuesday’s tasting of Mikkeller’s Mexas Ranger at Hashigo Zake. Even though it was only early December, the havoc of Christmas was beginning to show signs of impinging on beer time.
The two present Thirsties and accompanying Ladies’ Auxilary however gave the Tex-Mex or rather Mex-Tex inspired beer from the Cophenhagen gypsy brewery their undivided attention, focusing on the taste rather than the label which has proved distracting to some beer connoisseurs. Mexas Ranger is a chilli beer brewed with not one but five types of chilli along almond milk, cocoa, black beans and avocado leaves. It was mention of the latter that saw the Lady Pie Maker opt for the cleanliness of a pear cider. The swift and straight to the point responses of the beer drinkers, however, were positive.
Matt R: ‘Its good.’
Greasylightbulb: ‘He’s right.’
The latter, who is obviously well-travelled, declared it to be the sort of beer a man drank while breakfasting in the Mexican mountains, although he also noted that its dark warmth brought to mind a cosy cottage in the Scottish highlands.
Mikkeller Mexas Ranger
(Denmark 6.6% ABV)
Chilli by the Celtic fire
Too good for Santa
Food matches: 1) burnt BBQ sausage (charcoal, not gas) 2) smoked sausage (meat or vege) 3) Boca Loca breakfast 4) cheese and crackers 5) baked beans and fried potatoes – all of which should be accompanied by a good dash of Kaitaia Fire or Rocket Fuel sauce.
n. pl. haiku also hai·kus
1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
2. A poem written in this form.