Naughty Hildegard – Driftwood Brewing

O’hare’s Beer Club August 2013 Box

This “Naughty Hildegard” hails from Victoria BC and escaped from Driftwood Brewing.  She is an Extra Special Bitter type of lady for sure!  In all seriousness the beer is named after Hildegard Von Bingen a Benedictine nun from the 12th century that is alleged to have been the first person to record the use of hops in Beer (this fact is debated widely).  The colour of the beer is a deep amber with an off white head.  The beer has an aroma of citrus and malts with some floral hops.  When sipping the beer you will get some citrus flavor up front followed by big hops bitterness and come earthy pine.  This beer is hugely unbalanced in a really interesting and exciting way if you like hops!  The beer sits at a 6.5% alcohol content.

Commercial Description:  Our take on the classic Extra Special Bitter (ESB). Brewed with a blend of Northwest hop varieties, balanced by a rich & malty body.  Brewed to honor Hildegard Von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun who allegedly was the first to record the use of hops as an ingredient in brewing beer. While this is open to some debate, we like Hildegard’s style and cant imagine beer without hops! This Extra Special Bitter has lots of hops! We hope that Hildegard would be proud. We sure are!


Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows:  Roasted chicken, asiago

Click here to check out the August 2013 Box


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