APPRECIATORS of super strength lager’s complex flavours feel they are being victimised by the government.
The introduction of a minimum alcohol unit price has enraged those who appreciate powerful, reasonably priced lager on a purely aesthetic level.
64-year-old bon viveur Stephen Malley, of no fixed abode, said: “There is a stigma attached to lager of a strength above 8%, that it is the preserve of so-called ‘pissheads’.
“But the joy of Super T is in the delicate aroma. It’s subtly autumnal with a woody undercurrent, so evocative.
“Flavourwise it is a mass of delicate complexity. So many different notes coming through – a hint of peach there, perhaps the subtlest whiff of – could that be cinnamon?
“Special Brew, by comparison, is a more robust flavour somewhat redolent of the Highlands.
“It’s best enjoyed outdoors, perhaps while seated in an underpass with one’s dog, muttering obscenities.”
He added: “May I ask, do you have some change? Perhaps a pound. I need to avail myself of a bus.”