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Harbour Brewing – Light Ale

Harbour Brewing – Light Ale 3.7%

Harbour Brewing - Light Ale
Harbour Brewing – Light Ale

This is a pale golden ale with a grapefruit aroma. It has the grapefruit bitter taste, predominant from the use of American Hops, with peach notes.

An interesting summer ale from Cornwall if you like the APA craft beers.
Harbour Brewing is based in Trekillick, Kirland, close to the town of Bodmin.

The Zululand Brewery – Zulu Blonde

The Zululand Brewery – Zulu Blonde Export Ale 4.5%

The Zululand Brewery - Zulu Blonde
The Zululand Brewery – Zulu Blonde

This is a golden ale, with toffee and fruit aroma notes. It has a good mix of malt and hop taste notes without giving the ale an excessive hop bitterness.

A very pleasant bitter ale.
This brewery is based in Eshowe, South Africa and has been brewed by their brewer, Richard Chennells, at the Marston’s Brewery in Burton-on Trent, for one of the Wetherspoon’s beer festivals. It proved to be very popular reflecting its good taste.

Coopers Brewery – Sparkling Ale

Coopers Brewery – Sparkling Ale 5.8%

Coopers Brewery - Sparkling Ale
Coopers Brewery – Sparkling Ale

This is an amber ale with a light cloudiness. It has sweet malt and fruit aromas and a has a light effervescence – or sparkling. The beer has a sweet malt taste with a backing sharpness and a bitter follow-on.

As an Australian beer this is not at all like the Australian lager beers promoted around the world.
This brewery is based in Regency Park, South Australia, so not readily available in the UK.

Twisted Oak Brewery – Fallen Tree

Twisted Oak Brewery – Fallen Tree 3.8%

Twisted Oak Brewery - Fallen Tree
Twisted Oak Brewery – Fallen Tree

This is a dark golden bitter ale from Twisted Oak Brewery in Somerset. It has a fresh aroma of hops with malt.

The taste has a malt sweetness balanced with fairly strong hop bitterness, with a lasting hop bitter aftertaste.
Another interesting ale from this Somerset microbrewery.

Oakham Ales – Scarlet Macaw

Oakham Ales – Scarlet Macaw 4.8%

scarletThis is a golden ale with a fresh hop and malty aroma. It has a lightly sweet start moving quickly to a citrus bitter finish and after-taste.  it gives a balance between malts and the bitter citrus hop notes.

This is a real ale brewery is based in Peterborough Cambridgeshire but harks back to the lost county of Rutland.