5 | Speciality beer
This rare golden-coloured beer has been brewed again, exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, with heather added during the boiling and fermentation processes and honey from the lavender fields of the Mediterranean, creating a distinctive, strong-flavoured honey ale, with a hint of lavender.
4.5 | Golden Ale
This new, pale, seasonal beer derives its colour and subtle notes from fine pale malt and a touch of wheat, while its hops impart the rich fruity flavour and fruity, citrus finish.
3.9 | Bitter
This pale ale has glorious grapefruit and pine aromas, leading to a sweet maltiness, balanced by a subtle bitterness imparted by late-hopping during brewing. This results in a thirst-quenching character.
7.5 | Strong ale
Walt and Luke Dickinson have travelled to Batemans Brewery, in Lincolnshire, to brew this beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival – their second time over here to brew for us. This golden beer is brewed in the style of a classic west coast double IPA, with huge amounts of hops giving strong, citrus and tropical fruit aromas, leading to a big, deep flavour, with a moderate bitterness and dry finish on the palate.
5.5 | Strong ale
This new seasonal beer uses Norfolk-grown Maris Otter malt as the base for its flavour, then is boldly hopped with English hops to give balance, while the late addition of the American Amarillo hops gives a lasting citrus finish.