Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Top 10 Norfolk Beers 2013

I was meant to post something completely different tonight, but I couldn't, because I saw Beerenalia's post on his top 10 Norfolk beers and I just had to post something similar. It'd be rude not to.

So what are my top 10 Norfolk beers?

1) Grain Brewery India Pale Ale (6.5%) - It's a big, hoppy grapefruit and orange tasting IPA. What's not to love? Whenever I see it, I have to drink it.

2) Golden Triangle Black Hops (4.6%) - For me, this is the perfect Black IPA. It retains all of the flavours you want in a regular IPA... grapefruit and orange, but adds red berries and a slight roastiness. Simply phenomenal!

3) Humpty Dumpty WWIPA (7.4%) - Alright, another IPA. Sharp gooseberry, floral hops, a bit of orange and grassiness. Brilliant.

4) Ole Slewfoot Dragon Saison (4.5%) - Lemon acidity and spiciness with the classic funky funky funky saison taste! AWESOME.

5) Norfolk Brewhouse Dewhopper Lager (3.8%) - Amazing session lager. It's very clean and crisp. Can drink it all day!

6) Redwell Steam (4.6%) - Smooth, but not very sweet caramel with grassy hops and some apricot. A great adaptation of the style!

7) Grain Blonde Ash (4.0%) - If you know me, you'll know I'm a sucker for a good wheat beer! Bananas, clovers and coriander comes through, being a refreshing summer beer!

8) Elmtree Dark Horse Stout (5.0%) - Insane drinkability for a stout. Roasted coffee, powdered cocoa and dark fruits are in the flavour.

9) Jo C's Kiwi (3.8%) - Awesome sessionable bitter. English and New Zealand hops give it a refreshing juiciness.

10) Lacons Legacy (4.4%) - Light grapefruit and orange flavours, with a little bit of malt too.

So there's my top 10 Norfolk beers right now. Beers that, if I was in a pub that had all of them on I'd probably end up committing suicide as I wouldn't know what to choose.

If you've tried any of these, please let me know what you think. What's your favourite Norfolk beer?

Nate

4 comments:

  1. Have to agree that all of the above I've had are top top beers. Good choices.

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  2. I'd have to say personally my favourite Norfolk beer is Grain IPA. It's also very popular in our wine shop,as well. (Dave Holiday's Dewhopper is my second!).

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  3. Having recently had several of these, I'm of like mind about the Grain IPA and blonde ash for sure, but I think Grain Porter deserves to be there too.

    I'm not quite sure about the Redwell Steam. A nice and well put together beer but just a tad sweet for me.

    And nothing from Beeston? Well, we don't get a lot of it in Norwich, which is a pity, but Afternoon Delight for easy drinking, or On the Huh for falling over drinking would be somewhere in my personal top ten.

    And Dragon Saison - well, bring it on! Love that beer and have a (very) small claim to have helped bring it into being :-)

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    1. It was an incredibly tough list to write! I almost went for Blackwood stout, actually!

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