Pivovar Herold – Czech Black Lager 5.2%
This is a dark brown – black ale, with a sweet fruity aroma. It comes with a rich sweet taste, with toasted malt notes.
This is a good dark ale with good aroma and taste notes and is a very long way from a mass produced light yellow coloured lager. Well worth trying out.
The lager is brewed in Březnice, south West of Prague in the Czech Republic.
Wychwood Brewery – King Goblin 6.6% special reserve
This is a dark chestnut red ale, with rich fruity aroma. It has a good, strong malt taste, almost on the edge of being a barley wine; with added fruit notes.
A good rich ale for winter drinking by a log fire.
The King Goblin ale is brewed at Marston’s Wychwood Brewery in Witney Oxfordshire.
Oakham Ales – Jeffrey Hudson Bitter 3.8%
A pale golden ale, with a fresh hop and toffee aroma notes. It is a good ale with a light citrus grapefruit taste with a light resinous bitter finish.