Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tasting notes - Cotswold Lion Brewery's Winter Woolly

I'd wanted to try this at the Strand the other night, but it was just going off. (As I understand it, it's their policy to order small, changing their six handpumps often.) Luckily, Favourite Beers -- "good friends" of the Cotswold Lion Brewery's, according to the latter's site -- had it in stock.

The nose was great: very bright, with hints of cinnamon, and possibly something of cloves. The head was fantastic throughout, no doubt due to the inclusion of wheat in the recipe. I felt there was some nutmeg in those first few mouthfuls, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was fantastic. As the bottle warns, there was quite a bit of sediment in the bottom -- just a bit of extra flavour in my books! All in all, a lovely pint for shaking off the last of a very blustery day!

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