Wetherspoon’s autumn World Beer Festival benefitted in the Pub I used, with the option of a Flight (3 x 1/3s) in the excellent and easy to carry holder, with blackboard discs on with the ale number was written in chalk. Hopefully these holder will become more widely available in other Wethersppon locations, when festivals are taking place.
Great innovation sponsored by Adnams, so much better than using a tray, end better than a flight tray on which the glasses are less stable. This holder was so easy to carry across a crowded pub.
Exmoor Ales – Exmoor Gold 4.5%
This is a golden ale, with a good aroma of hops and malt. It has a sweet yet hop bitterness, with the bitterness carrying through in the after-taste.
This is a good traditional English Ale from this Wiveliscombe Somerset brewery
Bath Ales – Gem 4.1%
The is the best bitter for this brewery. It has malt and toasted malt aromas. The malt and toasted malts come through the taste giving sweet notes to this bitter.
A best bitter to look out for!
Lizard Ales – An Gof 5.2% Strong Cornish Ale
This is Lizard Ales strong Cornish Ale. Copper in colour, with aromas of roast and toasted malts and deep notes of English hops. It has a toasted malt taste with hop bitterness, reminiscent of strong black coffee. Similar in style to a porter ale but with more bitterness and less sweetness, tending to a dryer taste.
This ale is brewed with smoked malt.
The ale celebrates the blacksmith of St Kerverne, who led the Cornish Rebellion in 1497 against Henry VII’s taxes. he was subsequently hanged at Tyburn.
Another seasonal offering from Shepherd Neame in Faversham, for Halloween. A copper amber colour, it has a pleasing aroma of malt and hops with a note of toffee. The taste is malty with biscuit, with a pleasant bitterness running into the after-taste.
A typically malty bitter ale from the Shepherd Neame brewers, suited to the season and autumnal.