Thursday, 5 May 2011

Beer tasting notes

Acorn: Lightness - 3.8%
A light golden Penine mild brewed with Fuggles hops. (brewery notes)

Burton Bridge: Stairway to Heaven - 5.0%
A pale beer with a distinctive, hoppy aroma, combining pale malt with Fuggles and Goldings hops. It's smooth and easy drinking, belying its strength.

: Blanche de Bruxelles - 4.5%

A Belgian wheat beer with aromas of coriander and orange peel, very crisp and refreshing.
Brewing Co: Brisons Bitter - 4.5%

Call it 'brizzens' (rhymes with prisons) say those from the far west of the county; call it anything you like so long as you drink it, says the brewer. A tasty, brown, best bitter, with black and Crystal malts and Northdown, Fuggles and Goldings hops. Some nice fruit flavours come through and there's a hint of honeycomb on the front. (

Brewing Co: Crowlas Bitter - 3.8%
A well-balanced session bitter, copper/red-brown in colour, made with Fuggles, Perle and Sovereign hops, with a late hopping of more Sovereign. In its first incarnation it had more summer fruit on the palate, like a lower-ABV Ringwood Old Thumper, and was 4% ABV, but it has since been dropped down slightly to 3.8% and there is a slightly nuttier flavour from the hops. A recent change of yeast (September 2009) has made it smoother and, if anything, even more sessionable! (

Penzance Brewing Co: Crows-an-Wra - 4.3%

The latest brew has also been bottled. It's crisp and hoppy, yet with plenty of good juicy malt balance too. The finish is dry and satisfying. (

Brewing Co: Potion No 9 - 4%
A light, golden, hoppy session bitter, set to be the permanent stable-mate on the Star bar to Crowlas Bitter. The ninth brew from the pub's brewery, hence the name. Fuggles and Pilgrim go into the boil with pale ale malt, with Perle and Amarillo hop added later. (

Spitting Feathers: Dark Velvet - 4%
An easy drinking dark mild full of roast malt and nutty flavours.