Fyne Ales Maverick (4.2%)

MaverickIf you look back at this blog you’ll find that Fyne Ales were one of the earliest interviews that I did.
They were one of the first breweries to take CAMRGB seriously and one of the first breweries that I fell for.
With Maverick I’m reminded of why.
It pours a deep chestnut brown, almost mahogany in fact, sleek and dark like the horse that James Garner should have ridden into town on.
The aroma is rum and raisin chocolate, thick and rich it carries over into Maverick’s flavour.
Big rounded warm toffee full of the already mentioned raisins, chocolate and rum, stewed plums and chunks of digestive biscuit make up the body of this beer over which the hops are sharp and bitter.
Full of elderflower and lemon with a little nettle tea they leave a softly honeyed dry finish that’s as comforting as memories of Sunday afternoon cowboy shows on the TV at my Grandmother’s.

About Simon Williams

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