Attic Brew Co. Helles On Earth (5.1%)

In a nutshell, this is a damned fine take on a Munich Helles.
But that’s not enough so I’ll tell you that it pours a bright gold with a fuzzy little head and an aroma packed with meadow flowers and honey, a soft summery, picnic in a field under the shade of an oak tree smell.
The malting is soft and light, creamy and smooth, caramel, vanilla ice cream in cornets, buttery pancakes and lashings of honey, and the hops are a crisp green walk home through narrow lanes edged with high hedges, hawthorn and hazel, dandelions and nettles while you drink a lemonade.
Like I said, damned fine.

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Lost Industry Brewing A Simple Life (5%)

Brewed for Sheffield Beer week, this is a fine example of what Lost Industry are exceptionally good at, brewing beer with freshly bought or foraged ingredients.
This then, is a Carrot and Beetroot Gose that pours a delightful pink and smells of allotments and spring bouquets, sweet and earthy, round and fruity.
The malting is a subtle affair, with caramel and brown bread making for a simple solid body.
The carrots and beetroot work in tandem, at once earthy and vegetal, sweet and fibrous, they bring the sugariness of carrots and a lovely earthy soil quality from the beetroots.
All this is wrapped in a tart and steely, lip puckering package.
Absolutely super.

Source: Lost Industry Brewing

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Amundsen Bryggeri Dessert In A Can Mango, Chocolate Creamsicle (10.5%)

I’ve not had one of Amundsen’s Desserts In A Can for ages, and opening this and taking a swig has made me wonder why I’ve not been the first in the queue for every iteration.
I’m not entirely sure how they do it, some weird Norsk Magik I imagine, something unearthly that means I’ll never make it to Valhalla, but man alive, this is a ridiculously fun can of booze.
It pours an inky black, like the stirring on the North Sea on a Viking Raid, and smells of chocolate and Aquavit.
There’s a massively sticky treacle tart and shortcrust pastry, runny honey and Bamse Mums malt body, and a hint of dry and crunchy autumnal leaf litter from the hops before the sexy mango flesh wrapped in chocolate and vanilla ice cream comes to the fore.
It’s a mental beer, a monumental beer, a beer to take your time with, a beer to relax and smile with as you head towards oblivion.
Nå vil jeg ha noen Bamse Mums!!!

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Lost Industry Brewing Matching Mullets (6.1%)

Matching Mullets is a Red IPA and it’s every bit as good as I have come to expect from the Lost Industry gang.
It pours a conker red and smells of maple syrup and toffee, and taking a swig you find that those aromas colour the body of this malt heavy beer,
It’s a sticky sweet joy, the malting bringing lashings of honey and treacle, pancakes, brioche and Digestive biscuits.
The hops jump out at you from this gloopy goodness, providing orange marmalade and lemon curd, freshly cut herbs and pithy redwood bark.
But nothing gets on top of the round sweet brown sugar and woody rolling tobacco of the finish.
Super Stuff.

Source: Lost Industry Brewing

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Verdant Brewing Co. The Strongest Of The Strange (5.2%)

Melons to the Nth degree.
Which in itself is a great name for a beer.
The Strongest Of The Strange is a cloudy Pale Ale that has a massive Gala and Watermelon flavour running throughout.
And I’m not sure how.
The hops used here are Simcoe, Columbus, Chinook and Centennial, a mix that should give you tobacco and green herbs, orange marmalade and lemon sherbet, that kind of thing.
And they do give you that, but bouncing about all over the top of those flavours is a massive melon thing.
And it’s a thing that I like very much.
Underneath there’s a soft but solid caramel, waffle and pancake malt and a hit of lihgtly spiced peach juice form the yeast.
And the finish?
Well, the finish is packed full of melon that’s run through by a sharp and pithy, dry bitter leafiness.
Dead good.

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