“Doss Blockos”. That’s the name of the beer we’re reviewing today, not some new phrase that the Spanish have invented for themselves….
East 9th Brewing Company, based out of Melbourne, are the dudes responsible for this drop of Pale Lager and checking out their website, I reckon you’d have to say they are a bit left of centre.
However, this Pale Lager is anything but left of centre. Straight down the line, no messing about, this is as Pale Lager as Pale Lagers come.
The colour is easy on the eye, not too light, not too dark. Take a sip and you sit back and wait for it. Wait for it, and then wait for it some more. But nope, what you just sipped is a lager – nothing more, nothing less. As I was drinking I thought to myself, this beer has no fancy flavours, it’s just a beer. Then I looked at the back of the bottle and read their thoughts “Doss Blockos has been stripped bare of anything but the essential taste…….” Note to marketing people – I don’t really read what you put on your bottles, but at least in this case your words matched up with your product!!
I’ve not really drunk that many Pale Lagers but I have to say that Doss Blockos is a pretty good version of one. It has a reasonably strong flavour but it’s not overpowering at all. Quite easy to drink and definitely hits the spot.
One last thing – their artwork. It’s trippy, different and definitely not “traditional” beer artwork. Good on them for doing something different. Sitting on a shelf along with heaps of other beers at Mr Murphys place, this one caught my eye and I decided to give it a crack. It was worth the punt.