Hackney, London, UK
I’ve previously got excited about Pressure Drop on this blog by stating that Pale Fire and Stokey Brown are 4 out 5 beers, check the links. Pressure Drop are really expanding their efforts at the moment and they recently did a takeover in new London craft beer pub called The Hop & Berry in Islington. I embarrassed myself on that night by telling the guys from Pressure Drop they’re my favourites.
I’m yet to have a beer by Pressure Drop that I don’t like. The Freimann’s Dunkelweiss is a German inspired wheat beer. It is a very dark beer and as soon as you unscrew the bottle you get the smoky aroma. It smells like a log fire. The type of smell you get on a cold winters night around this time. Beautiful.
The taste follows the smell. It has a BIG smoky flavour, which doesn’t come as a shock as the label describes it as a “dark smoky wheat beer”. Pressure Drop describe it as having a sweet tone, which I’m not quite getting. For me it is quite a bitter taste but that’s maybe because I’ve had it stored for 4/5 months in my cupboard. As far as comparing it to other Pressure Drops I most definitely prefer Pale Fire, Stokey Brown, Bosko, Wallbanger and Wu Gang Chops The Tree. Wheat beer is something I can’t quite get into and smoky beers aren’t really my thing. So this was always going to be an interesting one. Saying that, it is very interesting beer and I love that Pressure Drop experiment with beer.