Monday, 20 February 2012

REVIEW #43: Old Intentional (Derby Brewing Co.)

Pours pure amber with a head a touch off pure white. Biscuit, caramel and butterscotch aroma. To the taste: Spiky bramble & sherbert hops pierce initial caramel malt notes. The finish is dryly bitter yet fruity and succulent; blackberry like. Medium-to-full bodied and very thirst quenching. An excellent traditional bitter.

Derby Brewing Co. was started in 2004 by head brewer Trevor Harris. All of its core draught beers, of which their are eight, have won SIBA Midlands beer awards; pretty impressive. They have recently joined forces with Leicester beer-giant Everards in a £400,000 restoration of a run-down pub The Queen's Head in Little Eaton (Derbyshire). Old Intentional is a premium or 'best' bitter and as such is slightly stronger than the average bitter. It is one of 2 bottled beers the company currently releases and is worth tracking down in Asda and Tesco stores.

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  • ABV: 5%`

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