North Yorkshire Brewing Co. Organic Golden Ginseng (3.6%)

I’m all for organically produced food.
We grow a lot of our own vegetables, try to buy local (as far as we can afford to) and eat seasonally as much as possible.
Sadly as an advert for an organic alternative this beer makes me yearn for additives.
Golden Ginseng pours really well, a golden straw colour with a soft white head, and it sparkles with life.
But there’s nothing here.
And I mean nothing.
Sure, you can tell it’s beer, kind of.
In fact I just stopped writing for a minute and tried sitting back and concentrating on really tasting and all I found was a glimpse of caramel and a pipette of lemon juice.
I imagine one or two people will shout at me for this, but there’s a certain type of person who’ll buy this along with their exotic bean varieties and naturally dyed linen trousers.
Personally I feel I’m allowed to say this as once upon a time I was one of them.
Dreadlocked and vegan I’d have drunk this simply because it fitted the lifestyle.
But that isn’t reason enough to make this any good.

About Simon Williams

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