This is honest to goodness proper old fashioned Bitter.
And sometimes that’s exactly what I want.
A good digestive biscuit malt backbone, lots of toffee and a sprinkling of spiky black pepper, Golden Valley’s Bitter smells of Iced Gems and tastes satisfying and comforting.
And then there’s a hint of aniseed, dandelion and burdock, to go along with the sharp hedgerow herbage of the hops.
This is the kind of beer I’d more than likely skip past if it hadn’t been forced on me in a mixed case, and that makes me a fool because this is a delicious little bottle of beer with a delightfully woody, nutty bitter sweet finish.
Source: Best Of British Beer