Always wanted to one day travel to New Zealand, always been a dream of mine. Not sure if I’ll ever make it there, but there is always hope. Stonecutter Scotch Ale, not to be confused with the secret society on the Simpsons, is the first beer I’ve had from new Zealand. Not a huge fan of this style of beer, the high alcohol strong beer. Very dark in colour and a sweetness that reminds me of the ‘liquid bread’ the monks would brew to make it through the cold winters. A carmel. coffee flavour that has a hint of bitterness and with 7% alcohol, has a bit of a kick. Not one i would likely try again. If I make it to New Zealand I’ll give their other beers a try.
I stood there at the local LCBO debating should I try this one, prefer when beer doesn’t only come in a six pack, in theory you could be stuck with five really bad beers.The price wasn’t outrageous and the bottle was irresistible so I figured why not. The sacrifices one must make for their craft. The first thing that strikes you about this beer is the bottle. Green in colour and shaped like a Buddha. My previous experience with beer from China has been lacking in flavour. Well Lucky Buddha is no exception. Very pale in colour, straw like. To me it was very light in flavour almost as if watered down.one of those that probably goes down best on a very hot day when you’re looking for something to quench your thirst quickly and not something you’re looking to savour. The lack of flavour reminds me of those really low alcohol beers like Molson Canadian 67. Would I recommend this one, only if you’re looking to collect a really cool bottle, and enjoy your beer with little taste, Giving this one a bonus point for the bottle so a very generous…