VALE DRK – McLaren Vale Beer Company

Vale DRK (no it’s not a typo) is not a valley in the Democratic Republic of Korea, rather an American Dark Larger brewed by the the innovative McLaren Vale Beer Company. The packaging is slick and modern but the taste is somewhat Old World.

VALE DRK ....... AMRCN DRK LGR, made with love and very few vowels
VALE DRK ……. AMRCN DRK LGR, made with love and very few vowels

 

The clue is in the name, for a lager, it’s very dark! Not impenetrable like a stout, it has reddish tinge to it as the light shines through. On the nose, there’s mainly malt. The taste is clean and crisp with hints of burnt coffee and more roasted malt. Drinking it with food, really brings out the flavour and I think it would go well with spicy food and rich meaty dishes. I had mine with a homemade burger and HP Sauce and it rocked! Persevere with one, ‘y’ll lk’ it

Talking of sauce that rocks, here’s one of the stars of  ye olde SAS Ball, The Drkness with “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”……………..

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