The First bestoffarnham Beer Walk
15th January 2010
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We started off in the Wheatsheaf where we tasted the following:
Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, an excellent example of a Yorkshire bitter – light, fruity, good hoppiness and so good it has won more awards nationally than any other beer, including four times as CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain.
Bateman's Rosey Nosey, a seasonal dark, complex and rich tasting beer with plenty of roast malt character and generous hop flavour. This produces a rounded, softer-flavoured beer and at 4.9%, ideal in the colder weather.

 
On to the Plough, a Shepherd Neame pub which stocks mostly bottled beers, however the couple of real ales on pump were worth a visit.
Christmas Ale was very welcome at 5% - a light-coloured but full bodied, warming winter ale.
Spitfire was first produced in 1990 for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and has become established as a firm favourite. It's a golden ale with underlying maltiness, a hint of toffee, and citrus/fruity spiciness from the Kentish hops.
 
Finally, to the Hop Blossom where we tasted these -
London Pride seems to be everywhere you go nowadays and could easily be overlooked, but it still represents a classic English ale - well-balanced malt and hop flavours give rounded flavours.
Jack Frost, Fullers' seasonal beer is brewed with Crystal malt and a dash of blackberries, delivering a fruity, robust yet refreshing flavour that lingers long on the palate.
 

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