Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin Ruby Beer

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You’d be forgiven for thinking you just went back in time viewing this label but this is one serious meaty beer.

We sipped this close to its best before with food – a very pleasant fruity slightly Caramel taste to accompany the meal.

From one of Lesley’s Christmas Beer Hampers.

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Flipside Sterling Pale Ale

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Tony introduced this on our trip to Nottingham (having used the excuse of seeing the Grimethorpe Colliery Band – stars of the “Brassed Off” movie as a reason to visit).

Very tasty and morish. Superior to the likes of Smithwicks, O’Hara’s, Galway Hooker etc. – slightly lower in Alcohol and still  hoppy but less tarty.

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