GT Ales – Dark Horse 4.5%
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.