Castle Rock Brewery Elsie Mo (5%)

A very nice light honey beer, pouring with a little head and a well conditioned sparkle.
The beer is bottle conditioned and light, and yet there’s a really good depth to the malt.
Rich and sticky, the burned sugar sweetness of the caramel flavours is a really good backbone that allows the hops to grab you.
Dry and lemony, cleanly crisp and full of English hedgerow flavours.
In all honesty I’ve only ever tried this brewer’s Harvest Gold before now and wasn’t impressed with it, but this is a surprisingly good beer which has made me want to investigate further.

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Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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4 Responses to Castle Rock Brewery Elsie Mo (5%)

  1. Andrew Helm says:

    Castle Rock did win champion beer at GBBF a few years back so they have some pedigree. Did the label tell you from where the name comes? For Elsie Moe read LCMO, or Low Colour Maris Otter.

  2. stevethack says:

    not sure why you werent impressed with harvest gold, just supping a bottle and seems good to me, or better than id have expected at the price point i found it at for sure.

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