Stonehouse Brewery Derivation (4%)

This should be called Confusion.
Brewed in collaboration with Best Of British Beer, the label tells me in no uncertain terms that this is a Best Bitter, but it’s clearly a Pale Ale.
The aroma is apples and pears in a caramelised wicker basket, and the beer sits in my glass a light straw colour.
The malting is soft honey brioche, shortbread and white pepper, and the hops are sharp and fresh, citrus, mown lawns and green hazelnuts.
And with a finish that’s long and sharp, dry and bitter, this is most definitely a Pale Ale.
A good Pale Ale, but a Pale Ale nonetheless.

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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