Buxton Brewery Wolfscote (3.3%)

WolfscoteWolfscote is a Sour Mild brewed without any hops.
Yes, you read that right.
Brewed without any hops.
I know, it makes me feel a bit uneasy too.
I’m joking of course – though not about the lack of hops – as Wolfscote is plenty sharp and bitter enough without them.
The aroma is chocolate and fudge and so you wouldn’t know this was a sour beer if you were handed a glass and not told.
Until you took a mouthful and your teeth curled back and your lips retracted and then you’d realise what you’d got.
You can still taste the soft malty chocolate biscuits and a hint of black cherry fruitiness, but everything is presented under a wave of shiny sour bitterness that’s fresh and clean and rather refreshing.
And no hops.

Source: EeBria

About Simon Williams

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