The Celt Experience Brewery Ogham Oak (8.5%)

Ogham OakPart of Celt’s Ogham Series, Oak is an “Exotic Tripel” brewed with Belgian yeast, orange peel and cinnamon, and it’s terrific.
Oak is a golden beer with a fluffy cloud for a head and a lovely aroma of fresh yeasty goodness, honey and pear juice.
Taking a sip I’m immediately struck by the spiciness which I think is probably the cinnamon.
You see, you don’t really taste the cinnamon as such, it’s just kind of there, creating a warm earthy background that highlights the bitter zest snap of the orange peel.
The hops are snappy bramble leaves, blackberry tea and walnut woodiness, and all this leads into a superbly long bitter dry finish that hides the ABV beautifully as I reach for another sip.
The only fault I can find is purely due to my pedantry about the English language.
The label really ought to read “Belgian Yeast” and not “Belgium Yeast”.
But that’s just me.

About Simon Williams

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