Greene King – Abbot Ale 5% Bury St. Edmunds
Has masses of ripe fruit character, a malty richness and superb hop balance followed by an intense bittersweet finish. Abbot Ale is brewed with pale crystal and amber malts to give an attractive colour and rich malty taste.
Challenger hops give it bitterness with a spicy overtone and to really boost the taste and aroma to the maximum it is late-hopped with Fuggles to provide the floral tones and fruity esters. Full flavoured, smooth and mature, Abbot Ale is an exceptional, quality drink.
Adnams – Southwold 3.7% Southwold, Suffolk
Southwold Bitter is a beautiful copper-coloured beer, late and dry-hopped with Fuggles for a distinctive, lingering hoppiness. Brewed with the finest East Anglian malted barley, sourced locally to the brewery.
Adnams – Ghost Ship 4.5% Southwold, Suffolk
Adnams Ghost Ship is inspired by one of Adnams’ pubs in one of the UK’s most haunted villages, The Bell at Walberswick. The treacherous shifting sandbanks around Walberswick and the Suffolk coast are littered with eerie wrecks of ships from bygone eras.
Ghost Ship is a pale ale with an assertive pithy bitterness, biscuit flavours and fresh citrus aromas.
Sharp’s – Doom Bar 4% Rock, Cornwall
Doom Bar Bitter is named after an infamous sandbank at the mouth of the Camel Estuary in north Cornwall. The Doom bar is at its most dangerous between low and high tides when it is submerged by just a few feet.
The aroma of Doom Bar is an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balance and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, lightly roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness. The bitterness remains into the finish with dry fruity notes which implore the drinker to go back for more.
Darkstar – Hophead 3.8% Horsham, West Sussex
An extremely clean-drinking pale gold-coloured ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied despite its easy drinking strength and dryness.
Maldon Brewing Company – Puck’s Folly 4.2% Maldon, Essex
A golden beer to rival any other. Light and refreshing with a citrus ( some say grapefruit ) note. We use a true English hop, the East Kent Golding, and in great abundance too. Farmers Ales best selling beer.
CAMRA Champion Golden Ale of Essex 2006
CHAMPION GOLDEN ALE OF EAST ANGLIA 2009