Morrison brewery English bitter


imagePicked this up from BWS in Hobart. We forgot to pack our crafty travel glasses with us so we served this in a crappy little kitchen glass. It pours a slightly muddy gold with a decent lasting head of about 1cm with some good lacing to show for it. Quite an earthy aroma, we’re picking up some spice in here. Some floral sweetness gives it some extra depth while a backing of bready/doughy malts also comes through. Mild but reasonably pleasant. In the mouth it has low carbonation levels with medium bitterness. The texture is a little thin. Quite malty on the palate. Again, quite earthy with maris otter, bitter citrus, spice and a decent hop bitterness that compliments the whole flavour. Nice dry finish. Watch the sediment levels as these beers must be bottle conditioned. Low ABV (4.2%) but that’s usually the traditional way to brew ESB’s. Otherwise, it’s a pretty drinkable bitter. Not a bad attempt at all.