Monthly Archives: March 2014

Brouwerij De Molen Lime Pale Ale (3.5%)

There’s no second guessing what this beer’s about. It’s a beautifully simple Pale Ale brewed with limes. Lots of limes. The aroma is sharp, fresh and tangy, and the malts are a soft well baked flaky pastry topped toffee pudding. … Continue reading

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Northern Monk Brew Co. & Allgates Brewery Northern Gates (8.2%)

I’m not sure what to say about this. I really really want to love it, give it a glowing review, simper and gush over it. But I can’t. There’s a light cider vinegar hum to the aroma and a malt … Continue reading

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Hopshackle Brewery Extra Special Bitter (4.8%)

With an aroma packed with toffee and fruit and nuts, Extra Special Bitter pours the colour of waxed saddle leather with only a thin wisp of a head. The malting is king here, with well baked digestive biscuits, plums and … Continue reading

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Piddle Brewery Premium Ale (4.1%)

Honey and hay, burned sugar and straw, Piddle’s Premium Ale isn’t earth moving but it’s a decent beer to accompany you on an evening with friends. It’s not a beer that stops you in your tracks and makes you pay … Continue reading

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Oldershaw Beers Newton’s Drop (4.1%)

Newton’s Drop is a Best Bitter that pours a nice copper and smells of apples, red fruit and nuts. The nuts continue in the malting, all woody and dry with hazelnuts and walnuts coated in toffee and swimming in pear … Continue reading

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