Allendale Brewery Wagtail Ale (3.8%)

Wagtail AleThis is Allendale’s Best Bitter and it’s good, though I fail to find any of the banana or pineapple mentioned on the label.
The aroma is fruity bran flakes, and the beer sits in my glass a nice deep amber with just a ring of bubbles for a head.
The malts are very biscuity, with loads of bran flakes and Weetabix, some honey, a nice woody cocoa powder bitterness and a slightly odd, but not unpleasant dusty shelf thing going on in the background in the background.
There’s a plump and juicy raisin before the gentle lemon rind sharpness of the hops which is very nice, and with a finish that’s crisp and bitter, it makes for a solid beer I could drink all evening.
But I can’t for the life of me work out what the dusty thing is.

About Simon Williams

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