Monthly Archives: September 2013

Green Flash Brewing Co. Saison Diego (4.3%)

This spiced Farmhouse Ale has been brewed with Seville Orange skins, ginger and Grains Of Paradise. I’m not sure how much of this you can taste, but it’s a lovely beer nonetheless. There’s a big yeasty warm dough, honey and … Continue reading

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Siren Craft Brew Half Mast QIPA (2.7%)

I’m impressed. Still not a patch on The Kernel’s sublime Table Beer, QIPA is a league above most of the other low ABV beers currently being made. The aroma is a super fresh mango and patchouli, and the soft brandy … Continue reading

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Hilden Brewing Co. Barney’s Brew (5%)

Another beer from Sainsbury’s 2013 Great British Beer Hunt, Barney’s Brew is a “Belfast Bap Wheat Beer” named in honour of Barney Hughes, a baker and philanthropist local to the the brewery. On taking my first sip I thought, “Oh, … Continue reading

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Ossett Brewery Treacle Stout (5%)

Hello. You’re nice. I like you. Ossett’s Treacle Stout is, to put it in a nutshell, far better than I was expecting. With the word treacle in the name I was expecting something sickly sweet. But this is nothing like … Continue reading

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Brouwerij ‘t IJ Struis (9%)

“Amsterdam’s Special Beer,” the label says. And I can see why. Struis is the brewery’s take on an English Barley Wine and it’s very nice indeed. Its aroma is a massive apple cake mix, all yeasty and warm and it … Continue reading

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