I’ve only had one other beer by Sunbeam and I loved it.
I think this one might be even better.
As mentioned before, Sunbeam are the smallest brewery in Leeds, and boy do they make some great beer.
Extra Special Ale pours a deep inviting conker red and smells of Marmite, digestive biscuits and honey.
This is a malt-centric beer that makes no apologies for its big round bran rich, meaty, toffee heavy heart, thick with treacle and flecked with peppercorns.
The hops are a delicious aside, all apple cores and orchard leaves, winter hedgerow brittle with a very nice earthy background.
This is a beer that leaves you with a warm rum and raisin, honey and bitter blackberry leaf finish that doesn’t want to stop.
Oh, and by the way, I love Sunbeam’s lo-fi look to their labels too.
Tags7.5% + Amber Ale American American beer Barrel Aged Beer Beer Review Belgian Best Bitter Bitter Black IPA Bottle Conditioned bottled beer Brewery Brown Ale CAMRGB Can Canned beer Chocolate Coffee Craft DIPA Double IPA Drinking Fruit beer Golden Ale Home brew Imperial Stout IPA Lager Lagered Beer Milk Stout Pale Ale Porter Real Ale Red Ale Rye Beer Saison Session IPA Smoked beer Sour Beer Spiced Beer Stout Tax Wheat beer