Monthly Archives: May 2018

Gran Riserva Pura Doppio

Peroni – Gran Riserva Pura Doppio 5.2%

Peroni – Gran Riserva Puro Doppio

This is another of the Gran Riserva series from Peroni. Pura Doppio is a golden coloured ale, with a sweet aroma, with vanilla and sweet biscuit notes. It has a stronger hop bitterness from the start, carrying through to the finish and aftertaste, with a sweet malt backing.

Kilmington Best

Wessex Brewery – Kilmington Best 4.2%

Wessex Brewery – Kilmington Best
Wessex Brewery – Kilmington Best

A chestnut coloured ale, with an aroma of malt and light fruity notes. It has a malt and hop taste of a traditional English bitter ale.

Brewed by Wessex Brewery based near Warminster, Wiltshire on the edge of Salisbury Plain.

Golden Pride

Fuller’s – Golden Pride 8.5%

Fuller’s – Golden Pride

This is a dark red chestnut coloured ale, with the aroma notes of malt and prunes. The taste is rich in malts, plum and prune notes, with the warming backing of barley wine. This is a warming ale equally suited to winter and summer.

Brewed by the London Brewery this is a stable mate of the famous London Pride.

Fuller’s Griffin Brewery

Gran Riserva Rossa

Peroni – Gran Riserva Rossa 5.2%

Peroni – Gran Riserva Rosso

This as a new ale from Peroni, adding to its Gran Riserva range. It is a red chestnut colour and a toffee vanilla aroma. The taste is malty but not a barley wine taste like the Malto Doppio, with a bitter hop finish. A pleasant strong ale.

This is brewed by Perino, now owned by Japanese Brewers Asahi Breweries.