Kingstone Brewery Challenger (4%)

ChallengerFor a beer brewed to highlight a hop variety, this is a very malty beer.
That’s not an altogether bad thing, just a very malty thing.
Challenger pours a deep amber and its smell is biscuits, red berries and Brussels sprouts.
So, you take a sip and immediately the flavour is a big, dry, bran rich digestive coated in caramel.
It’s crunchy, rugged, and very very big.
Around it there’s a little fresh cabbage, some tobacco, tea leaves, chard and dandelion that make for a finish that’s crisp and dry and bitter.
Not a bad little beer per se, just not the Challenger bomb you might have expected.

Source: Best Of British Beer

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
This entry was posted in Beer Review, CAMRGB and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.