Red Hill Brewery: Temptation

Lead us into Temptation / MLM: parachute skirt / Kardashian Kollection: Heels / Frank Ocean: Bad Religion / Judas: The Loaded Kiss

This Belgian Golden Ale plays tricks with your mind, steering you on a hallucinogenic journey through a kaleidoscope of fruit, spice, warmth and depth allowing you to alight at the church doors poised to confess your deepest, darkest sins…

At some point in all of our lives, we will be tempted, be drawn towards something that more often than not is wonderful, but possibly and probably a little naughty. The act of being tempted is completely driven by decision, and the ability to decide whether that temptation is the right or wrong thing to do. When we are tempted, we are often divided or morally challenged. Temptation can come in the form of an enticement, a seduction or even an entrapment. We can be wide-eyed and often the allure of the temptation takes away any form of rational thought processing. Being tempted by its very nature is coupled with a sense of hesitation…. of reluctance. Those ‘throw caution to the wind’ types jump right in, fully clothed, fingers blocking nostrils, screaming with delight. On the flip side are the ponderers, wonderers and those who will walk away, potentially missing out but safe from any risk. Only the individual can make the final decision and therefore it is only the individual who must live with the consequences of that decision. Think about it the next time you are offered some form of temptation….

My favourite Temptation is the innocently wicked… but void of evil, Red Hill Brewery Temptation which brims over with Belgian righteousness peppered with a good dose of bad religion. This oak-aged Belgian Golden Ale plays tricks with your mind, steering you on a hallucinogenic journey through a kaleidoscope of fruit, spice, warmth and depth allowing you to alight at the church doors, poised to confess your deepest, darkest sins… even when you had no intentions to bare your soul.

It’s close to the edge, teetering between innocence and naughtiness. It’s the MLM parachute skirt, long but slit alluringly right to the thigh. It’s strappy Kardashian Kollection heels. It’s the soulful, idiosyncratic sound of Frank Ocean, it’s bad religion bringing you to your knees. It’s Judas, it’s Jesus… it’s the loaded kiss.

Date:

27th February, 2015

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