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Geuze Boon à l’Ancienne

Oude Geuze Boon à l’Ancienne 7%

Oude Geuze Boon à l’Ancienne

This is a golden ale with a light orange and toffee aroma. The taste is sharp sour fruit notes.

This is a traditional Lambic ale, produced with natural wild yeasts. A strong ale that is brewed between October and April, as the colder months help to modify the sourness, in the turbid mash method. The brew is matured for 18 months and then bottled, unfiltered and unpasteurised.

Brewed by the Boon Brewery in Belgium.

Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2013

Fuller’s – Vintage Ale 2013 8.5%

Fuller’s – Vintage Ale

Fuller’s – Vintage Ale 2013
This is a red chestnut coloured ale, with rich, warm malt aromas and molasses and malt sugar notes It has a strong liquorice, marmalade and toasted malt taste of a strong ale, with a background bitterness. Reminiscent of the historic British barley wine tradition.

It is brewed from the best malts and hops of the year and bottled as a limited addition. This ale comes with a designated bottle number and box packaged as the 17th Vintage 2013. The first Vintage Ale was produced in 1997.

Fuller’s, Griffin Brewery, Chiswick, London

Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, Chiswick, London

Milk Stout

Guinness – Milk Stout 5%

Guinness – Milk Stout

This is a black stout ale, with a strong toasted malt aroma. It a mild and sweet, very smokey taste with a following bitterness of the dark malts and hops.

This is a sweeter stout produced at The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Dublin.

Wheatear North Devon Wheat Beer

Madrigal Brewery – Wheatear North Devon Wheat Beer 4.3%

Madrigal Brewery – Wheatear wheat beer

This is a golden coloured ale, with a sharp passion fruit and mango/geranium aroma. It has a light taste of sharp fruit.

This ale bears no resemblance to a German weissbier. It is a light ale with a fruity aroma but lacking a strong flavour. It is brewed with a hint of coriander seed and ginger but is unlike a Belgian white beer.

Madrigal Brewery – Lynmouth

Burning House

Madrigal Brewery – Burning House

Madrigal Brewery – Burning House

This is a dark chestnut coloured ale, with an initial strong sweet chocolate turning to a strong coffee aroma, smokey note. It has a strong roasted coffee taste with a short bitter taste and Smokey notes.

Trappistes Rochefort 10

Cabbage St-Remy – Trappistes Rochefort 10 11.3%

St Remy – Rochefort 10

This is a dark red coloured ale with an aroma of toffee and plum fruits. This ale has a strong liquorice flavour with an extreme warming after taste reminiscent of a glass of whisky.

This is a Belgian Trappist trippel ale needing to be treated with respect. It should be accompanied by a strong cheese or good charcuterie. I had mine with a cold water buffalo sausage – excellent!

This is an ale that you will know you have drunk!

About St Remy – Rochefort

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