Friday, 1 November 2013

London Sour (Blackberry Edition) by Brodie`s (3.7%)

Another sour special to sing about! Brodie`s beers enjoy a strong reputation but they are not seen that often in Yorkshire and so I was well chuffed to see this belter on keg at The Grove, Huddersfield.

I did wait to sample London Sour until near the end of a session fearing that it would be overpowering and maybe even gloopy so a half seemed the sensible option. It pours a beautiful purple brown colour with a thin head and a definite berry aroma. The carbonation was faint enough to allow the full taste to be enjoyed which comes through both sweet and sour with a real tart aftertaste that I enjoyed. A great balanced beer especially considering its massive taste yet low alcohol content (3.7%).

The (Holy) Grove is definitely a desireable destination for any real ale fan with its unmatched selection of cask, keg and bottled beers. Yorkshire`s finest!

Mike`s Score - 8.5

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