Thursday, 8 July 2010

Bitter (Young’s)

I think that title speaks volumes. I don’t want to use the phrase “No nonsense” as that conjures up a screaming of the taste buds at the once great (so I’m told) Jon Smith’s, which has since been destroyed by the big commercial giants, but this beer as a beautiful simplicity about it.

If it was a product it would be an Iron, its design and use unchanged in two hundred years, so perfectly created was its initial design that it hasn't needed to be altered since.

This beer as a lovely bitterness that hits the palette immediately, what follows that is a tidal wave of malty flavours that fill the mouth in the manner you would normally expect from a strong matured ale. The hopping that follows is one of balance, not fierce bitterness as punctuation just gentle flavouring with a finish of fruitiness.

When best enjoyed : When you feel like you have earned a beer, this has a beautiful feel of reward for hard work about.

7/10 A classic Traditional English Ale, if there is a better example I would love to taste it.

1 comment:

  1. Marvellous, will have to try this little corker