Beer52 – October 2016


With time speeding past at an alarming rate, keeping up with all these beers is starting to become something of an issue.
Mind you, as literally every beer drinker in the world says “You can never have too many beers”.

Towards the end of September and into October, I spent some time abroad to soak up some rays and chill out. This has allowed for the beers to build up and the reviews to go on hold.
Thankfully, I’m getting back into the swing of it and just in time for my next Beer52 Delivery.
Last weekend saw the delivery of my latest box, containing beers from the North.

As usual, an eclectic selection of brews are contained from old favourites like Buxton Brewery and Northern Monk. There are also a couple of brews from some newer breweries to me personally including North Brewing Co and Bad brewing.
Its great to see yet another bottle from Panda Frog Project – experimental side of Mordue Brewery. They produce some outstanding beers and the artwork is always vibrant and in your face.
Who doesn’t like pandas?

Lets not forget the includsion of a cheeky and edible treat.
This time in the form of Chilli Bite seeds from Munchy Seeds.
A Great Taste award winner.

Enjoy the photo above and take in the tasting notes from the beers below.

I cant wait to get started!

Thornbridge (Bakewell, England) – Lukas – Helles

Light gold in colour, Lukas is a crisp Bavarian-style Helles. Traditionally lagered and brewed with all Bavarian ingredients, the resulting beer is the very definition of elegant simplicity and finesse.
Hops: Hallertau.

Panda Frog Project (North Shields, England) – Panda Pils– Pils

Pale straw coloured Czech style pilsner with herbal grassy aroma and a fruity citrus undertone.

North Brewing Co (Leeds, England) – Sputnik – American Pale Ale

Sputnik is a dry hopped Pale. Drinkability is word here, the body and colour are light. The blend of American hops gives the beer a citrus and pine aroma, whilst tropical and stone fruit also put in lovely a hoppy appearance.

Atom Beers (Hull, England) – Bunsen– Brown Ale

One of our favourite styles – American Brown Ale! Medium bodied with a solid backbone of malt richness. This is balanced with toasty and nutty textures from the roast chestnuts and finished with lashings of hops.

Northern Monk (Leeds, England) – Northern Star – Porter

Coffee flavours in dark beer are always a glittering combination. Our Northern Star Mocha Porter takes this to another level, as we blend in ground coffee beans to the brew, full of bitterness and hazelnut hints, along with rich dark chocolate and lactose sugar to balance this full bodied dark ale. A collaboration with Leeds’ North Star Coffee Micro Coffee Roasters, Northern Star will guide you to a new taste experience.

Ilkley Brewery (Ilkley, England) – Dinner Ale – Victorian Pale Ale

Using a recipe from 1884 found in the archives of the original brewery in Ilkley, this distinctive Victorian Pale Ale was designed as the perfect accompaniment to food, being light and crisp. We have added our modern slant using Australian and American hops and the result is a beer for any occasion. Available in cask and bottle Hops: Calypso (USA), Stella (AUS) & Nelson Sauvin (NZ) Food Match: Yorkshire Lamb Burger, Teacakes

Buxton Brewery (Buxton, England) – Moor Top – Blonde Ale

A delicious beer. Hopped with armfuls of American Chinook hops, this beer oozes citrus flavour and aroma. It has a lovely sweetness balanced with a lingering bitter finish backed up with a late grapefruit hit.

North Union Brewing Co (Dinnington, England) – Amber – Amber Lager

A refreshing craft lager with a fine balance of malt sweetness, fresh dry hop aroma and smooth finish.

 Chorlton Brewing Co (Manchester, England) – Fruity and a bit sour – Sour

Brewed Exclusively for Beer52, this very drinkable sour balances astringency with fruity notes for a perfect Autumn Beer.

Bad Brewing (Thirsk, England) – comfortably Numb – Blonde Ale

Hop packed, pale, golden ale.

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