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Wychwood – Wytchcraft Ale

Hello again,

Third in my series of Wychwood beers, today I bring you it’s namesake ale. http://www.wychwood.co.uk/

Beer: Wychcraft

Brewery: Wychwood (Marstons), England

Wychwood's Wychcraft - mild blonde slightly acidic refreshing lager 7 o5 () 10

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Impressions:
 This is a smooth, light ale (bordering on lager like freshness). Light in colour but not lacking in bitter hops. Refreshing cereal notes with a lingering bitterness mixed with a nice citrus backing. Light in body. Medium to low carbonation.

ABV: 4.5%

Score: 7.25 / 10 (Good to Very Good)

Verdict: This is a nice light ale that has a good amount of bitterness. The lower ABV of this beer counts slightly against it as it has a very light body that could use a kick (but could also count toward it on a hot summer day). Well worth a try.

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Badger – Tanglefoot – Hall and Woodhouse III

Hey all,

Today I bring you another beer from the delectable Badger brewery.   https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/hall-and-woodhouse-brewery-badger-ales-part-i/

Beer: Tanglefoot

Brewery: Badger (Hall and Woodhouse), Dorset, England

Badger's Tanglefoot - Dorset, England - very smooth straw coloured ale sweet malt and caramel flavours notes of pear medium to mild bitterness creamy finish medium to low carbonation 5 abv 7o25 () 10
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Impressions: This was a very smooth, straw coloured ale. Sweet malt and caramel flavours at the forefront, with notes of soft pear hiding at the back. A medium to mild hops bitterness throughout, leads to a creamy finish and after taste. Medium to low carbonation.

ABV: 5%

Score: 7.25 / 10 (Good to Very Good)

Verdict: Tanglefoot was a nice light ale. The blend of sweet and bitter was definitely appetising, but the overall body left a bit desired. Perhaps a touch more hops would have really set this one apart. But as it stands, still a really enjoyable, easy drinking ale. Maybe not one for those that stay away from the sweet stuff.

 

 

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Adnams – Ghost Ship

Hey all, today I bring you a lovely little number from the Adnams Brewery. A brewery that produces unique and interesting seasonal beers, Adnams also has a fairly large regular line up of ales as well. http://adnams.co.uk/category/beer/our-beers/current-beers/

Beer: Ghost Ship

Brewery: Adnams, Southwold, England

Adnams Ghost Ship uk 4o5 abv smooth pale ale sharp citrus hops notes with a soft bitterness malt background 7o5 () 10 (1)

Impressions: This was a very smooth pale ale (quite dark for a pale ale). You’re first hit with sharp citrus hops, followed by a soft bitterness. A light sweet malty background is present amongst strong floral notes. Low carbonation.

ABV: 4.5%

Score: 8 / 10 (Excellent)

Verdict: This was a good introduction to the Adnams line of ales. Smooth and easily drinkable, with a nice bitter hit from the hops. A higher ABV would have bumped this to a higher score as a little bit more kick would have been welcomed. Probably one for those than enjoy lighter ales with strong hops. (Hops, and bitterness in general, is a taste that grows on you. The more you drink it, the more you’ll enjoy it). That said, this is a very deep ale, that is both refreshing and delicious. Try it.

Titanic Brewery – Fit out

In light of the recent flooding across the UK I thought I would comment on the Titanic Brewery.

http://www.titanicbrewery.co.uk/

Titanic beers are quite prevalent in England, seen in pubs from ever present bars like Wetherspoons to the little local pubs that pride themselves on real ales. I’ve tried quite a few of their ales, but today I bring you just the one:

Beer: Fit-out

Brewery: Titanic Brewery, Stoke-on-Trent, England

This ale was apparently brewed specifically for the Wetherspoons Ale Festival, 2011, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s ‘fitting-out’. Unfortunately, my dear reader, that means it will be incredibly difficult for you to replicate this drinking enjoyment.

Impressions: This is a smooth, well hopsed ale. The hops provide a nice, sharp, citrus bitterness, complemented by mild orange notes. The low carbonation provides a creamy richness, and a nice smooth head (as seen in the picture above). A cloudy beer, with a nice body.

ABV: 4.5%

Score: 7 / 10 (Good)

Verdict: This is a nice, strongly hopsed bitter, that is complemented by smooth, creaminess. Not to everyone’s taste,  as the bitterness from the hops may well overpower those with a palate not used to beers such as this, or pilsners. I found this an enjoyable experience, that still left a little to be desired, as the bitterness was slightly sharp and could be refined. Though you can’t complain at that price, eh!

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