De Ranke XX Bitter. (£2.80) This is a beer I'm very familiar with from one of my favourite Belgian breweries. It's kind of like a Belgian beer mixed with an English ale. It's quite bitter, dry, herby, floral and very hoppy. It's refreshing and clean but with bitter peppery notes. 7/10
Next is a beer I'm not sure how I've missed tasting up until now, The Kernel IPA Centennial from London (£3.60.) This is lovely, floral, flowery and fresh and just a little bitter. It's superb, I really like the dry hoppy taste, but it's less bitter than the previous which I preferred. 9/10.
Brugse Zot (£3.70) maybe seen as bland if you're expecting a typical strong tasting Belgian brew, but I see it as a session beer. It's clean and has a little of that Belgian magic, it's not especially complex, but it's a good palette cleanser. 8/10
On another session, I also tried the Crooked Tree IPA (£4.10) another new US brew for me. It's a very bitter, tropical dry IPA. Super hoppy and citrussy, definitely one for the 'hop heads'. 8/10.
Last, but by no means least Beavertown Black Betty (£3.90) A superbly balanced smooth black IPA. Not bitter, sharp, or malty it's like black velvet. Just delicious. *Star Choice 9/10 .
Sorry if I've missed this but have you tried any of their Cantillon range? Going down well in this household atm...ReplyDelete
Hi Anna & JamieReplyDelete
They do indeed have a brilliant lambic range, but I'm not the biggest fan of this style. Having said that it's years since I tried them, perhaps I'll give them another go!