This is a golden ale with a summer aroma of fresh leaves and grass. It has a stronger hop bitterness and a malty balance, without being grapefruit citrus. It is brewed with English, Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles hops and according to the Brewery is a traditional Bitter ale.
The North Cotswold Brewery is a family craft brewery in the heart of the Cotswolds on the edge of Stretton-on-Fosse, near Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is a dark golden Pale Ale with a hop fresh aroma. It has a pleasant taste of hops and malt, giving a light, slightly sweet taste, with a light bitter follow-on to finish. A good English stronger golden seasonal ale from this traditional Cotswold based brewer.
This is red-dark chestnut coloured ale, with a malty, slightly smokey aroma.
It has a malty taste with hop bitterness. Not a sweet mild and is a thinner, lighter bodied ale which would be suitable as a session ale.
I received this North Devon offering as a present. Not surprisingly from a relative with an interest in American ‘muscle cars’. Always happy to try out a new brewer and a new ale, especially from the southwest.
This is a ruby coloured ale, with a sharp fruity aroma and according to the label, has a spice note. It has a sweet, smokey malt flavour, with slightly plum fruit notes but the most noticeable is the spice note in the taste, reminiscent of Hoegarden Belgian white beer.
I presume the brewer may have used a little coriander to achieve the taste, although there is no indication on the website.
An interesting brew and more fruity winter ale but with a reminder of warmer days drinking Belgian white beer.
This brewery is based in Braunton, north Devon, close to RAF Chivenor.
This is a golden coloured ale, with a fresh fruit aroma. It has a sweet start with a bitter hop following taste. It is not endowed with grapefruit taste.
This ale, interestingly, has a taste reminiscent of traditional English pale ales, so if you like a beer at the lighter, happier end of things but want a change from all the craft UP As and Grapefruits APAs, this is a pleasant change!
It is brewed with English Cascade and American Chinook hops for bittering, Slovenian Celeia for sweeter notes, American Cascade, Willamette and Amarillo.