Monty’s Brewery Ding Dong (4.4%)

I would quite like somebody to explain to me what makes this a christmas beer as it just tastes like a slightly flat, though not unpleasantly so, run of the mill golden ale to me.
Ding Dong pours a weak gold with next to no head.
The smell is straw, sweetcorn, a very feint fruitiness and a touch of yeast, and the malting follows suit with half hearted caramel and traces of Frazzles.
There’s a reasonable dryness to the hops, but a distinct lack of flavour.
Just the minutest whisper of something bitter sweet and lemony.
And what exactly does “A Champagne Style Real Ale” mean anyway?

About Simon Williams

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