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Dubbel, 6.5%

A British take on a Belgian style beer, with a sweet base and moderate bitterness. The colour might suggest a very dark beer, but this is mainly coming from the use of candied sugar, which gives a rich and sweet flavour, with a touch of bitterness. Hopping is low, but typical for the style, and helps to take the edge off the sweetness nicely. This is not an extraordinary beer by world standards, but I’d be happy to have it again sometime.

Overall score: 6.5/10


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Honey Ale, 4.1%

Comments: A light ruby beer with a fine white head and excellent retention. Initially quite hoppy, with mainly aroma hop used. This quickly fades into a light malt beer with a definite honey flavour, coming from the use of Mexican aromatic honey. This flavour then dominates through the aftertaste, with a rounded mouth feel, but still light enough to be pleasant. In many ways this tastes like a hopped low-strength mead with a touch of malt, rather than beer with a touch of honey. There are a couple of off fermentation flavours, however this may be due to the considerable amount of honey sugars – I don’t know enough about brewing with honey to comment. Overall, this is a pleasant beer, with a serious amount of honey.

Overall score: 6.0/10

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