Dorking Brewery Red India Ale (5%)

Our friends at Cobbett’s Real Ales & Ciders have started to sell their wares online and so I just had to try them.
They have some interesting beers on offer – many of which I’d not come across before.
My order arrived yesterday and, after unpacking and setting aside the bottle conditioned beers to have a rest I chose this as my first beer from my order.
And what a good start, because this is a bit special.
Pouring a deep, dark red with no head but just the right fizz.
The malting is sensuous – maple syrup, beech bark & red woods.
A hint of berries and roasted hazelnuts.
The flavour builds and builds with liquorice and tamarind tartness over a rich treacle toffee base.
And then the hops kick in, all brittle dry leaves and tangy grapefruit.
Long and smooth and dry and awesome.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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