Wold Top Brewery Shepherd’s Watch Ale – Old Ale at 6% ABV

Wold Top Brewery Shepherd’s Watch Ale Old Ale at 6% ABV (C$5.28 at NLC Stavanger, 500 ml, no bottle date or best before, reviewed 6-Apr-2016)

Appearance: nearly opaque deep brown with amber-brown highlights, one finger of fluffy tan head diminishing rapidly to nothing, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: molasses, dark fruit, toffee. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending somewhat to watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderately bitter finish. (3/5)

Not unpleasant. Somewhat surprising bitterness in the finish keeps the sweetness under control, without getting astringent. Drinkable example of the style. (12/20)

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