“Soil Association accredited, organically grown barley is used to make the mash for this excellent beer. To provide the distinctive fully hopped flavour we add organically grown hops. The result is a unique, full-bodied organic best bitter with a refreshing after-taste, highly commended by the Soil Association. Gold medal – International Beer & Cider Competition IFE. Serve chilled or at room temperature.”
Served in an English Pint. The appearance offers a slightly hazy amber hue that’s capped off with a short beige head that settles to a fine film with reasonable lace trailing it down. Very traditional English Bitter aroma here – malt driven with a hint of herbal/spicy hops to balance. Nice use of bready and sweet caramel malts with a toasty note thrown in too. As it warms it becomes much sweeter and somewhat buttery with a sugary honey scent prevailing. Quite pleasant on the nose. In the mouth it’s light on and a little dry. Good carbonation levels with a mild bitterness forming around the edges. Really smooth and easy to drink, we can see how the Poms could sit in an old dainty English pub and down these for hours on end. Not a whole lot happening in terms of flavour. Malts dominate upfront. Mainly sweet caramel, bready and maybe a hint of nutty/earthy malt creeping in as it progresses toward the mid. A mildly assertive bitterness sets in bringing a slightly grassy /herbal hop character to the forefront, finishing with a nice, long and dry bitterness to round it all out. Look, in terms of sessional full-flavoured Bitter’s this is quite a decent drop. Although, if you’re after something with a bit more oomph and excitement then it could easily be perceived as a bit boring and insipid. It really comes down to whether you’re a fan of Bitter’s or not. We though it was OK.