English Heritage (Ballards) – Wassail 6.0%
A dark amber ale with a creamy coloured head. Rich sharp hop and sweet malt aromas.
This ale has a good barley wine taste, smooth sweet and malty but with a hop sharpness. A good winter ale with bags of flavour.
I purchased this ale specially labelled as English Heritage Wassail According to the Brewery notes it is classed by CAMERA as a barley wine but by the brewery as a good Winter Warmer. It is Brewed by Ballards Brewery Nyewood in the very west of West Sussex originally as a seasonable ale but due to popularity is now brewed year round. Clearly Ballards are reviving good Sussex Ales, such as those historically brewed by the now defunct King and Barnes Brewery.
This ale is well worth hunting out in the West Suusex area and comes with a Ballards black and gold label