Well I did manage to have a few beers and a curry last night but as I am getting better, Dot is feeling worse and is today, not well at all. There seems to be a lot of winter bugs about this summer, not that it feels like summer.
Two new beers last night, one totally new to me, the other one just not had since before I started reviewing, both beers were remarkably similar, both from Yorkshire, both very drinkable and refreshing.
Wensleydale, Kit Calvert's, from England
Bought from the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, 4.4% pale amber colour with a thin head, hoppy aroma, refreshing bitter citrus hop taste.
This traditional style ale has its origins in the 1930s - the time when Kit Calvert’s vision and courage saved the Wensleydale Creamery from closure which then enabled us to make it the thriving business it is today. Just like the Creamery, we’ve brought this beer right up to date whilst preserving the style and flavour of beers of the time. It is a copper-red beer with a yeasty nose, biscuity malt and spicy hops. The finish is dry and bitter and of course delicious. We use only the finest ingredients including British yeast cultured in the brewery and no chemicals - some traditions never die. We’re proud of our beer dedicated to Kit Calvert - we rather think that Kit would be proud too.
Black Sheep, Monty Pythons Holy Grail, from England
4.7% gold colour with a thin head, citrus hop aroma, bitter fruity citrus hop taste.
Another fine addition to the Black Sheep Brewery range of premium bottled ales, our Holy Grail Bitter was specially commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Monty Python. It has a distinctive taste with plenty of fruity hops, and is full flavoured with a dry and refreshing bitterness.