Big Lamp are the oldest micro brewery in the North East of England and this beer, made with Czech hops, was first brewed back in 1987.
It’s a really interesting pale ale as it goes, a very light golden straw with only a slight head, it smells of honey and Weetabix, pepper and wild flowers.
The malting is soft and round, full of light caramel and biscuits.
And here’s where the interesting bit comes.
The hops are crisp and dry and full of herbal flavours, tarragon and sage, grass clippings and lemon juice.
It’s in this mix, with its peppery bite, that you start to get a really nice clean crisp lager flavour coming through, like a your pale ale is turning into a decent pilsner just for the heck of it.
It sends the beer of into extra dry crispness and I like it a lot.
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