Beer Review: Chapeau Pierre! – Dog Falls Brewing

I have been truly swamped by the pub I work at the moment which has left me less time to drink beer and more importantly less time to write about it! Thankfully, I am now on holiday and will be using some of my downtown productively into to cracking through my review backlog (and of course adding to it too). Dog Falls Brewing is based up near Inverness, Scotland and I recently tried their session IPA. This new micro-brewery only has a few beers out but this one, Chapeau Pierre, sounds like the most interesting of the bunch. It’s a 4.8% ABV Wheat/Wit beer which you certainly don’t see knocking about quite so much in the UK.

Visually the beer pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold colour. A very aromatic nose to it. Lots of citrus zest, white grapes and corrainder. The initial taste is really lovely. Zippy, zesty and a little spicy too. You get a little bit of clove coming through, as is often the case with wheat beers. Good carbonation present which helps really shift those flavours around the mouth

A quick note on the can art: As I mentioned previously the logo is simply brilliant. I do really enjoy the wrap itself as well. A gorgeous image of, I imagine, sunset clouds. Almost like a painting.

What a smashing little beer Dog Falls have brewed up there. It is truly a shame I don’t drink enough wheat beers because I really like the style. This beer is no different. So refreshing, aromatic and clean drinking. Smashable is perhaps the best term for it. Apparently Chapeau Pierre is the man who revived the Belgian Witbier style and I think this is a worthy tribute!

Score: 8/10

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Additional Information:

  • Hops: Not Available
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Location: Sutor Creek, Cromarty
  • Purchase Price: £3.40

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