Ringwood Brewery Fortyniner (4.9%)

Another Ringwood beer that I’ve not had for a very long time and another that I still like a lot.
The smell isn’t all that, with just the vaguest, briefest hint of toffee, but the beer sits in your glass a nice appetising marmalade orange and tastes really decent.
Initially the flavours are peppercorn pricked caramel with a nice tang added by the fizzy feel on your tongue.
There’s a good fruity roundness here, all plums washed in apple juice, and a good crunchy toffee biscuit too.
The hops bring a crisp green leaf and floral sweetness like you’re emerging from the bushes with daisies between your teeth, a mix of stinging lemony nettles, pithy wood sap and some pretty elderflower softness.
All very English tasting and all very good.

About Simon Williams

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