3 Ravens Dark Smoke Beer (AUS)

Could you get a more gothic name for a beer? 3 Ravens ………. dark ……… smoke ………….. it sounds like the lyrics to a Bauhaus song! Of course, then there’s the mention of beer and traditionally, Goths are cider drinkers. I tried my 3 Ravens Smoke Beer in the beer garden of the wonderfully old skool Yarra Hotel in Abbotsford, Melbourne, without a goth in sight.

3 Ravens Dark Smoke Beer ... strangely there are 4 ravens on the label?
3 Ravens Dark Smoke Beer … strangely there are 4 ravens on the label?

This is indeed a  dark beer, the colour of antique mahogany, cloudy or you might say, smokey. The aroma and initial taste is (un)surprisingly smokey too. Like a fermented Lap Sang Su Chong tea, once you are over the first sip, the smokiness dies down and the beer becomes ……… interesting. Not quite a session beer but I reckon it’d go well with barbecued ribs or pork sliders. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

Here’s the kings of moderation, The Pogues, with “Bottle of Smoke” ……..

 

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2 thoughts on “3 Ravens Dark Smoke Beer (AUS)”

  1. 3 ravens go into a bar and say to the barperson “oh wow you have a drink with the same name as us”. I’ve just had a banana bread beer, and remembered an little known fact – bananas are not actually yellow fruits. Nothing has a colour -it’s just a reflection of some of the sun, and they are in fact classed as dormant slugs. They were named after the bright yellow (colourless) headscarfs worn by David Van Lee Halen. The lead singer of Madness was a fan.

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