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Pendle Witches Brew (137 of 1001)

Rating: 3.6

This was originally launched in 1982 as a 5% beer and has since been increased slightly to 5.1% abv. It entered into the 1996 Brewing Industry International Awards and won a Gold. Morrisons seems to be one of the few UK supermarkets that stock Moorhouse beers and for some reason this particular Moorhouse beer is also brewed under license in Cyprus. This was a beer that I enjoyed the name of as well so hopefully the taste lives up to it.

Appearance (4/5): A cooper amber with a clear body and a thumb sized, foamy white head on top that has some beige tinges throughout and stays quite well; it doesn’t reduce much at all in the first few minutes.
Aroma (6/10): Light and sweet malts to begin with along with some earthy hops and a bit of bread. I can also detect some light fruits and a bit of sugar in the background as well.
Taste (7/10): Some earthy hops kick things off here along with some sweet malts from the nose as well. There is a little summer fruits taste, some sugar and a bit of spice to round things off with.
Palate (4/5): This one is full-bodied and quite creamy with a smooth and slightly sweet feel to it. There is light carbonation and a great real ale feel to this one.

Overall (14/20): Quite a nice real ale style beer in bottled format here, there is a subdued but rather nice smell and taste that has a few subtle fruity flavours coming through and the balance works quite well. The beer also has a great feel to it which doesn’t hurt at all.

Brewed In: Burnley, England
Brewery: Moorhouse’s Brewery
First Brewed: 1982
Type: English Pale Ale
Abv: 5.1%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Morrisons
Price: £1.50

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  1. October 29, 2012 at 22:54

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