McMullen & Sons Ltd. Hertford Castle (5%)

Hertford CastleNow this isn’t half bad.
It’s a big woody, nutty Pale Ale with plenty of heart.
A “Late Hopped Pale Ale,” Hertford Castle pours a nice amber with a decent creamy head and its smell is peaches, strawberries and wafers in a farmyard.
There’s a big fruity apple juice fuelled malt that’s stuffed full of shortbread, walnuts, wooden planks and toffee, and it makes a good platform for the hops.
They’re resinous, sharp stinging nettles, tomato plants, apricots and grape skins.
The finish is long, dry, bitter and crisp.
Hertford Castle is really rather good.

Source: Best Of British Beer

About Simon Williams

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