Twisted Oak Brewery – Old Barn Ruby Ale 4.5%
Twisted Oak Brewery is a small craft micro-brewery in Wrington Somerset run by Keith and Deb Hayles, hand crafting their 3 standard ales and some specials.
Old Barn is a chestnut ruby ale with a pleasant malt and rich fruit aroma. It has a good toasted malty start leading into a strong hop bitterness, lasting into the aftertaste.
My first sample of this ale was served on draft at an excellent, slightly cool temperature, not excessively chilled, so it really gave up its aroma notes.
Based on this offering, Twisted Oak ales are clearly a good addition to our local brewers around the Mendips, whilst making Wrington another 2 brewery Somerset location after Wiveliscombe. I look forward to trying their other core beers Fallen Tree and Spun Gold.