Wednesday 27 April 2011

Brains Milkwood

Finally get around to trying this Brains seasonal beer in a pub rather than in the depths of their Victorian Brewery with the head brewer. This version of Milkwood differs from recipes in previous years as the ingredients are rye and naked golden oats this year, producing an unusual brown ale with a very nutty flavour. An inticing aroma of caramel and vanilla leads to a smooth, rather sweet ale. The crystal rye comes through in the aftertaste, leaving a bitter-sweet flavour. Quite a complex and unusual beer for Brains to produce, hats off to Bill Dobson and his team for producing this beer.
Milkwood was tried in my local Brains pub, the Hanbury in Caerleon

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