Buntingford Single Hop Series Continues…..

Buntingford’s darker beers have not impressed moi of late having far too much caramel in for my liking. However they are back on track with their single hop series and two of them appeared in one’s soon to be ex local hostelry!

First up was Perle (4%), a hop originally developed in Germany towards the end iof the 1970’s. This was a nice hoppy pint packed with the refreshing taste of flora and fruit with a bit of spicey aftertaste for good measure.

Next up was Galena (4%) which was developed even earlier in the States (1960’s). This had a pleasant grassy, fruity taste which gave it a mellow flavour. It wasn’t too dissimilar to the likes of Oakham Inferno which uses an abundance of US Hops.

As Buntingford only supplies beers in a 35 mile radius I am gonna miss beers like this when i relocate. However I have ny fingers crossed in the hope that the Marynka turns up before I leave. This is Polish hop with the promise of herbal, citrus & aniseed notes which sounds right up my street.

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3 Responses to Buntingford Single Hop Series Continues…..

  1. Steve says:

    Not sure how we can put in too much of something that we haven’t put in to start with… Anyway, we do like to different things, and so the recent string of maltier, darker beers. But, the hops are coming back (Full Tilt), so sorry to hear you are moving out of our patch. Marynka will be on sale in late April – a sample on racking shows herbal, orange & aniseed, but far too green to tell!

    • Tom says:

      Hey Steve – summit (hop joke) in there reminds me of a miniature mars bar! Not sure what it is then. The malt?, sugar? A combination of both? I’m no brewer (well not since boots stopped selling home brew kits) and just go on my taste buds.

      Anyway good luck with your beers. I have enjoyed the majority of them and my two visits to your brewery with the Golden Pheasant. Sadly I will be gone by late April so may have to make a return journey for the Marynka and the Citra when it’s back. I have already pencilled in the Biggleswade Beer Festival in June for a return!

  2. Tom says:

    This has got me thinking. Is there such a thing as a placebo effect when it comes to tasting beer?
    For example two pubs sell the same beer. Both taste the same to me yet a friend who is convinced that pub two uses gas to deliver the beer* says they taste different.

    *They say they don’t.

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