Tasted Saturday 28 November 2009. 500ml botlle, 5.3% Alc/Vol.
While this beer isn’t pushing the envelope it is a massive improvement on the Pale Lager. An unusual old style of brewing was used in the production of this beer with hot wood fired stones being added to the kettle to caramalise the brew.
It pours a deep amber colour with a creamy off-white head with good retention. There is malty, toffee, nutty and citrus zest aromas. The palate is richly flavoured and soft but a bit light through the middle palate. It is quite malty yet not too sweet, with balanced carbonation. Caramel and roasted nuts and dried fruit are there too and it finishes dry, somewhat short, with very subtle hop bitterness.
A very good session beer.