We’ve known some people to describe Emerson’s now discontinued Old 95 as an Old Ale but it’s an uncommon style, especially outside the Old World. However, it is a style that brings to mind Vikings, brigands, and all manner of Conan-era skullduggery. In that sense, the Old Ale lines up pretty well with Adroit Theory’s Metalhead brand identity. Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar has now brought us a few of AT’s happy experiments within their weekly new release series, and they’re becoming an increasingly welcome semi-fixture.
Adroit Theory Love of the Damned Old Ale (9.5% ABV)
Hair metal ballad,
Romantic Winter beer for
A Summer ev’ning
Food match: aged cheddar on gingerbread, Shropshire Blue
It’s the kind of beer you drink when: reading vintage Australian lad mags
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.