Fursty Ferret – Badger Brewery

Pale Ale Anglaise, 4.4%

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English Pale Ale, 4.4%: Clear golden color with almost no activity. Slightly foamy white, lasting around 5 minutes, with decent legs and swirl effect. Flavors of caramel, rye, barley, walnuts, light roast, chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, and berries. Slick and smooth full body with prickly carbonation. Medium strength finish, thick malty feel of cereal and bread with balanced leafy hops. Toffee and vegetal. Filling and decently pleasant, but lacks complexity. Good freshness and accessibility. Nothing amazing to note, pretty basic. Unfortunately probably light struck from the clear glass bottle. Overall good quality craft.

Landlord Pale Ale – Timothy Taylor

Pale Ale Anglaise, 4.1%

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English Pale Ale, 4.1%: Clean gold color with not much activity. Creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of walnuts, butterscotch, toffee, ginger, nutmeg, sweet grains and herbal hops. Slick and smooth full body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, nice biscuity feel, sharp barley and bread, ending with some leafy spices. A rich pale ale with lots of personality, good freshness and accessibility. Great maillard effect of caramel, highly sugary but quite thick on the tongue, so the balance is pretty fine. Feels English all the way, though I had better American Pale Ales, let’s say it’s not that hard to beat. Still highly enjoyable, this is a high quality craft.

Fuller’s ESB – Fuller Smith & Turner

Extra Special Bitter, 5.9%

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Copper color. Minimal head that dies fast. Sour smell but slightly fruity. Smooth taste with a perfect crisp. Rich grainy and hoppy feel. Overall : Fully bodied beer with well balanced flavors. Truly a blast to drink!

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

English Sweet / Milk Stout, 5.2%

Opaque black color. The brown foamy head dies fast but creates strong legs. Visually a little dull. Aromas and flavors of cocoa, coffee, nuts, herbal spices. Extra rich toasty and strong bitter taste of chocolate and coffee. Overwhelming spices and too bitter for my taste, should be more sweet. Creamy heavy body with faint carbonation. Chalky with chunks of detritus. Very long bitter and strong invading mouth coating. An average beer with a treacherous smell. I find it hard to drink and tasted better local chocolate beers…disappointed!

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