Saltaire Brewery – Hazelnut and Coffee Porter 4.6%
This is a dark chestnut coloured ale with a sweet toasted malt and coffee aroma and a hint of plum fruits. The taste is coffee with a hint of hazelnut, starting with sweetness leading to a light bitterness of coffee.
This is a good porter, being on the mild bitter side rather than a sweeter porter ale, from this Yorkshire brewery. This porter does include chocolate in the recipe and is the second porter tried that includes chocolate.
This is a darker chestnut coloured ale, which comes with rich malty and toffee aromas. The taste is a good full bodied malty ale and is an excellent English bitter. My 5* rating. Surprisingly this ale is 3.8%, as I would have expected it to be around 4.5 or so.
Barnsley Bitter was traditionally locally brewed, and in the past was brewed by Courage, now long defunct. It is good to find such a good version of this traditional northern bitter ale, brewed in Barnsley, which was fortunately on tap at my local micro pub – Just Ales in Wells. Do look out for this ale.
This beer comes from the craft brewery based in the Yorkshire town of Ilkley. Rhubarb Saison is flavoured with Yorkshire rhubarb.
The beer is a golden colour, withe a fresh rhubarb aroma. It has a rich wheat and hop flavour, with a depth of sweetness typical of Belgian type beers; followed with a soft bitterness finish.