A friend has a new camera with a wide lens, about which he is very excited. We met for coffee and chocolate to examine the camera, and he pointed out its features.
|Wide angle Koko Black|
We went round to Mr & Mrs Lovely Bonkers and sat on the patio of their new house admiring the sunset, which grew ever-more impressive over the course of the evening.
They have bought some solar-powered outdoor lights so we played with them and drew pictures with light (yes, that's photography).
Several of us have been studying the BJCP guide to learn more about the different styles of ales. A couple of people were keen to take the exam at the end of the month, so we had to cram in a couple of sessions in a week. That's a lot of beer, especially as the last two categories are Belgian strongs and specialty beers!
|Leffe Blonde - smells sweet and malty; tastes of orange peel and bananas with hints of phenols and a mild, bitter finish|
La Trappe Blond - orange notes and spicy yeast
|Duvel - The classic example of Belgian Golden Strong; earthy hop character; crisp, dry finish|
La Guillotine - Caramel biscuit malt aroma; almond finger biscuit flavour
|BJCP Session #9|
|Prickly Moses Blueberry Hefeweizen - Not as fresh as previous bottles; lacking in fruit punch|
Lost Coast Raspberry Brown - bitter chocolate notes; raspberry aroma and flavours strengthen as the beer warms/ settles
|De Molen Bommen & Granaten - Bready and fruity armoa; malty sweet marmalade flavour; very palatable|
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (2016) - Burnt toffee aroma; aggressive piney resinous hop character; bitter and hoppy