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Centurion’s Ghost Ale (Cask)

Rating: 3.7

My second review of a beer form York Brewery now and another cask ale from them that I managed to try whilst in York last weekend. This one is a darker English Mild Ale as opposed to the much lighter blond ale, York Guzzler, that I reviewed previously. It was the name and the relatively high abv. for a cask ale that led me to picking this one from the York Brewery roaster whilst in one of their pubs, hoping it would pack a little more flavour into the beer than seems to be the norm for cask ales. Luckily this one turned out to be another fairly decent beer from the brewery and may be one of the few real ales that I wouldn’t mind trying again at some point.

York Centurion's Ghost Ale (Cask)

Appearance (5/5): Dark ruby to black with a quarter centimetre tall head that is a creamy white and holds quite well, leaving lots of lacing on the glass too.
Aroma (7/10): Dark chocolate and some sugar hits you upfront, with some mild hops and a few earthy malts as well. There is a few fruits lingering as well as a creamy, roasted malt aroma.
Taste (7/10): Again dark malts and some stronger cocoa make an appearance along with a sweet, almost creamy taste of chocolate and some coffee. There is the roasted malts from the nose as well, plus a nutty flavour and some barely and fruits towards the end.
Palate (3/5): Soft carbonation on top of a medium to full body and mild bitterness with a generally smooth feel on the mouth and some faint sweetness.

Overall (14/20): Dark and quite sweet with a great body and quite a rich, flavoursome taste that is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. One of the better cask beers I’ve had and yet another I wouldn’t might trying a bottle of in future.

Brewed In: York, England
Brewery: York Brewery
First Brewed: Brewery since 1996
Type: English Dark Mild Ale
Abv: 5.4%
Serving: Cask (Pint)
Purchased: Three Legged Mare, York, England
Price: £2.50

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  1. November 9, 2015 at 13:38

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