Ridgeway Brewery Black Elf (4.5%)

FullSizeRender 5I wasn’t expecting much from this, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Maybe Black Elf isn’t the most exciting beer in the world, but it tastes pretty good and that’s what matters, right?
Kind of a hoppy Mild, Black Elf pours a deep purple brown and smells of treacle, blackberries and brown paper bags.
The malting is chocolate spread on toast, caramel and sea salt, and there’s a decent autumnal red leafy hopping that’s dry and pithy, sharp with hedgerow and sweet with maple syrup.
And that’s about that, but that in itself is really rather enjoyable.

Source: Beers Of Europe

About Simon Williams

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