Saturday, 14 July 2012

Double Dropped Bitter (Brakspear)

Double Dropped Bitter (Brakspear)
Name: Double Dropped Bitter
Label: "Craft brewed in Oxfordshire using the unique 'Double Dropped' fermentation system"
Brewery: Brakspear
ABV: 3.4%

Rating: "Brewed as it always has been, with Maris Otter barley, English Goldings & Fuggles hops using the unique Brakspear 'Double Drop' system, that provides a robust second fermentation stage to produce a remarkably drinkable ale with complex, fragrant, mouthwatering characteristics."  A complex and long-winded description on the back of the bottle there, yet mouthwateringly accurate.

Game: A lull in new releases does have its benefits. I've managed to finish Catherine, Clone Wars and I Am Alive recently. I Am Alive is probably one of the most atmospheric games I've played for a long time. Its oppressively bleak post-apocalyptic take on running and climbing with limited resources is a unique experience and the clogging stamina-sapping dust at ground-level is almost palpable. Coupled with the haunting soundtrack this makes it one of the best downloadable games on offer so far.  7/10.

5 comments:

Elderly Gamer said...

Right that's it... I can resist no longer "I am Alive" will grace my TV screen this evening!!! :)

...erm on a point of interest, does the mouthwatering..

(rubs chin)

abate at any stage..

(drools some more, rubs chin)

:(

Bickle77 said...

Argh, you might think it sucks though. I'd recommend a second opinion before dropping any cash for it (IGN gave it 4.5/10...) I may have just been looking at it through dust tinted glasses...

Elderly Gamer said...

No worries...

(borrows glasses)

Happy out, anyway I've got myself in a game cul de sac at the moment, plus I haven't downloaded an arcade title in yeons....

Will let you know how I get on, dust and haunting soundtracks appeal to me... :)

Elderly Gamer said...

(covered in dust, the old man crawls into Bickle's blog.....)

cough...splutter...

waterrrrr...

I Am Alive, The best Arcade purchase I've ever made Thank You, but damn that dust gets evergywhere....

cough!!

Bickle77 said...

Glad you made it back ok!! Beers what you need! A nice cold beer! Officially a trillion times more thirst quenching and refreshing than water!

Er... my you are dusty aren't you! Here... (hands Mr. Elderly a cold, freshly poured beer...) I'll just go and get the dustpan and brush...