Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Phoenix Beer - Mauritius 10-4-11

The Low Down:
Tracking this down in stock was difficult. everyone says they have it, no one does. Eventually ordered a 4 pack over the Internet and boy am I glad I did.

The flavour is a completely mixed bag, while smelling like it s going to hurt, this tastes divine. Pro-tip: don't smell this beer, just drink it. It tastes like wild flowers and caramel, with ample carbonation despite looking as flat as a surfboard.

Mauritius is an island colonised by the French off of Africa, and their beer is way better than any of the French beers I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. The Bottle is epic in design and the beer claims to be "The famous beer of Mauritius." I'd never heard of it.

Packaging: 9/10
This bottle is awesome. It just screams "I am a quality beer."
Refreshment: 9/10
Highly Carbonated without giving you indigestion, makes it perfect for hot summer afternoons.
Flavour 7/10:
many varied flavours but an almost unbearable alcoholic nose. Drinking it is still a pleasure.
Alcohol Content: 7/10
5.0% It smells like more, but tastes like less.
Price: 9/10
$3.25. This is great value. there are only 1.3 Million people on Mauritius. all of them work at the brewery.
Total: 41/50

This is a warm dry afternoon beer. I expect that Mauritius suffers from one long warm dry afternoon year round, and while it may not be as Famous as the bottle claims, it should be. Drink it with BBQ meat while playing poker. I did.