Category Archives: Dorset

Gyle 59 Brewery – Dark and Bitter Black

Gyle 59 Brewery – Dark and Bitter Black IPA 5.8%

Gyle 59 Brewery - Dark and Bitter
Gyle 59 Brewery – Dark and Bitter

This ale is brewed in Dorset. It is a dark ruby coloured ale with deceptive sweet malt and plum aromas. It has a roasted coffee taste from the dark roasted malts used, with a strong hop and grapefruit bitter follow on. A very dry bitterness in taste like an Irish black stout but with the thinner texture of bittered IPAs.

Overall this was an ale that confuses the mind and pallet, leading the drinker to expect the taste and texture of a black stout, whilst giving the pallet of an IPA.
This ale is produced by Gyle 59 Brewery, Thorncombe, Dorset. The brewery is log powered and uses its own spring water, producing natural ales.

Additionally the Brewery runs a cellar bar in nearby Lyme Regis –

Cellar 59 – The Natural Beer House

a visit to which will be planned.

Hall and Woodhouse Fursty Ferret

Hall & Woodhouse – Fursty Ferret 4.4%

Thirsty ferret … Opps! Wrong Picture

 This is a golden ale has a strong malt sweet aroma, with cereal and biscuit notes, strongly pervading when the bottle is opened. It has a good deep toasted malty taste with a light bitterness.

Fursty Ferret is a very good malty bitter from Hall and Woodhouse in Blandford Forum Dorset, that should be on one’s regular list.

Described by the brewery as a sweet nutty tawny ale, with a hint of Seville oranges.

Hall & Woodhouse – Fursty Ferret