Durham Brewery Smoking Blonde (6%)

Created to celebrate the brewery’s 21st anniversary, this is a lovely beer using Citra, Oak smoked wheat, coriander and orange peel.
The aroma is a lightly smoked and very woody affair with peaches and apricots peeping in at the edges and the beer pours a delightful warm gold with a big foamy head.
From the first mouthful you find a big fruity hit, all mango and peach, a hint of fennel and lots of steely garden herbal leaves from the hops, while the malts provide caramel and wafers and acres and acres of woodland and bonfires.
Add to this a subtle earthiness from the yeast and the prickle and zing of the coriander and orange peel combination and you find yourself with a drink that you don’t want to ever end as you slide into the warm fug of the boozy finish.

Source: The Durham Brewery

About Simon Williams

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