Winner of the First Prize Gold Medal at the International Brewers’ Exhibition in 1980, this beer is brewed to an original gravity of 1036° -1040° from a recipe which has evolved over many years. It is a full, well-hopped bitter with a reputation that exceeds the borders of its native and adjoining counties.
A blend of pale and crystal malts, supplemented with torrefied wheat and No. 3 invert block sugar. Bitterness is provided by First Gold, Cascade and Styrian Golding hops.
At 3.5% ABV in cask, this brew boasts a refreshing, highly drinkable flavour, flowery and fresh, with very well developed hop characteristics (a mixture of the Northdown and Challe...
This version uses lighter roasted barley for a rich red colour and a bittersweet taste.