Tag Archives: Hampshire

Mash Brewery – Mash Copper

Mash Brewery – Mash Copper 3.9%

Mash Brewery - Mash Copper ale 3.9%
Mash Brewery – Mash Copper ale 3.9%

This is a darker amber coloured ale with a toffee aroma. It has a sweet start with a strong woody dry taste, reminiscent of some Scotch Whisky.

This beer is brewed with English Goldings and Australian Galaxy hops by the Craft Brewers Mash Brewery in Winchester Hampshire.

The Mash Brewery

Mash Brewery – Mash Amber Ale

Mash Brewery – Mash Amber Ale 4.3%

Mash Brewery - Mash Amber Ale
Mash Brewery – Mash Amber Ale

This is a Dark Golden/Amber coloured ale, with a malty aroma. It has an initial sweet taste, quickly followed by a resinous hop bitterness and a hint of smokeyness.

A pleasant ale brewed by the Mash Brewery. A craft brewery based at Burcot Farm, Winchester in Hampshire. It is brewed with barley malt and hops from the UK, Germany and the U.S.

The Mash Bewery

Red Cat Brewing – Tomcat Premium Ale

Red Cat Brewing – Tomcat Premium Ale 4.7%

Red Cat Brewing – Tomcat Premium Ale

This is a golden ale with a fine sparkle and a warming resinous hop aroma of freshly bruised hops. It has a hoppy taste with grapefruit notes and a lasting bitterness.
 
This is an interesting Autumn ale with harvest-time taste and aroma.
Another good offering from this Hampshire brewery.

Red Cat Brewing – Mr M’s Porter

Red Cat Brewing – Mr M’s Porter 4.5%

Red Cat Brewing – Mr M’s Porter

This is a dark brown ale with a strong roasted aroma of coffee notes and a dark head. The taste is sweetish with good strong coffee notes.  
This is a good winter ale with rich coffee taste and aroma but equally good whatever the season. It gives a good punch of the best of well roasted malts and a sweet base but without the bitter notes normally characteristic of the very dark chocolate or black malts.
The Brewery notes also indicate the ale has a low hop level which also allows the sweeter malt taste to predominate, without going for a strong ale.
Well worth looking for when in the Winchester area. A really enjoyable porter ale that gets my 5* rating.
Red Cat Brewing ales

Bowman Ales – Quiver Bitter

Bowman Ales – Quiver Bitter 4.5%

Bowman Ales – Quiver Bitter

Quiver Bitter is  golden ale from the Bowman Ales Brewery, a micro-brewery in Droxford Hampshire. It has sweet floral fruity and ‘mown grass’ aromas and has a sweet warming malt taste, with a hop bitter follow-on.

This is a very good bitter, well worth finding. Described with an aroma of fresh moan grass. The bitter finish has just a hint of grapefruit pith, coming from the addition of American hops used but certainly not giving an excessive grapefruit taste.