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Vegan Alcohol Reviews, Part 1

I find it hard to describe alcohol other than “good” and “bad”, but I will try and talk about some.

3 Ravens are a brewery located in Thornbury, and recently I have been enjoying their Blond Altbier, which is a German style ale. Delicious, complex flavours, and a satisfying drink. It is on tap at that awful bar at the Abbotsford convent (awful because they’re trying to grow lawn under a pine tree). I have also found this in six packs at the Smith St Cellars. Their website says it’s available at other places too, in Victoria.

Peter Lehrmann Barossa Shiraz – 2006 – quite nice. A bit acidic and dry at first, but is tasting a bit better with every sip. Way better wines available for that price though (~$15-20), depending on the bottle shop.

Gardners Ground 2007 Canowindra preservative free, organic shiraz is a classic in this haus, well balanced flavour that is excellent to drink by itself and with all kinds of food.

Pepperjack Barossa Shiraz (not sure what year, whatever they had at Gaylord the other night) – well balanced flavour, I haven’t noticed it at any bottle shops though, only curry restaurants.

Windy Peak 2008 Pinot Noir – at the end of the bottle it tastes great, earlier on it was a load of bollocks.¬† It has something to do with De Bortelli so I didn’t expect it to be much good, fairly drinkable, but you’re probably better off getting a cleanskin from a good region… I hope..

Moar recently drunk vegan alcohols: Mountain Goat Pale Ale, Little Creatures Pale Ale, Coopers Pale Ale, Jägermeister, Bombay Sapphire gin. All nom.

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