Allendale Beacon Fire (4.6%)

What a treat this is!
I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve tried from Allendale so far but when I saw this was brewed with chillies I was concerned that I might not like it.
I needn’t have worried.
Beacon Fire is a lovely deep amber with a sweet toffee and fry paprika aroma.
The thing that makes this beer so good is that the chillies are hot but they don’t overwhelm.
Your first mouthful is rich with toffee, light biscuit and some round and lovely red fruits.
The hops are crisp and bitter, with lemon and lime juice, white meadow flowers and a good zesty pithiness.
And then the chillies pop up.
They’re fiery and hot, red and chest warming, they tingle on your tongue and make you smile.
And they’re just enough.
Beautifully balanced, they don’t burn away your tastebuds but drift off so you’re more than ready for your next mouthful.

About Simon Williams

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