This is a warming winter ale from Quantock Ales Brewery. It has a dark red – chestnut colour and an aroma made up of chocolate and roasted coffee notes. It has the strong flavour notes expected of a porter ale, with dark roasted malts giving coffee and dark chocolate notes. Although having a sweetness, it moves to a light bitterness in the aftertaste.
If you like porter ales then this is a good offering to track down in the Westcountry.
This is the Christmas ale from Quantock Ales in Wellington Somerset. It is an amber ale, with a dried fruit aroma, a hoppy taste and a grapefruit bitterness. This is a good ale well worth trying but needs slightly more sweetness and spiciness to be a good Christmas Ale.
This is an amber coloured ale from the Quantock Brewery in Wellington, one of our excellent Somerset breweries. The beer has immediate strong fresh English hop aromas with a hint of summer hedgerow – hawthorn. An excellent English ale, with the taste balancing hop bitterness with malt flavours, the aftertaste of reasonable bitterness. This is a very good English ale, without any of the citrus tastes found in beers based on American hops, it is well worth seeking out, when in the brewery area. I rate this beer with a 5. Edited with BlogPad Pro
Quantock Brewery – Wills Neck ale 4.3%
This ale was awarded Supreme Champion at the National Beer Competition in 2013.
This is another ale from the team at Quantock Brewery in Wellington. It is has a golden ale colour with a strong fruit aroma. It has a strong and excellent ale taste, which ends with a grapefruit flavour finish.
Worth a 4 rating on the national beer rating scale Edited with BlogPad Pro
Met Fredrik Domellof and the guys from Quantock Brewery again today, at the Taunton Christmas Market. Good to have a chat about hops and brewing again, with the interest in the increasing use of American and New Zealand hops.
As well as promoting their overall range, Fredrik was promoting his Christmas ale – Rocking Robin and their autumn ale Plastered Pheasant. Bought a bottle of each, needless to say, along with a bottle of Quantock Stout. A good trio for colder evenings.
I will be posting reviews of these and other Quantock ales soon.