Holly Bush - Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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Holly Bush
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 4
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Salopian Brewing Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: DaveHS on 01-11-2011

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 4
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has changed since the first review:

The brewery posted this on facebook: We have brewed Hollybush a few times in the past but this year (2013) the recipe has had a tweak or two. The aim is to have a beautiful red yuletide hue and a pronounced hop profile, we’re using Brewers Gold & Centennial hops.

My thoughts are here:

Hand-pulled half-pint in the excellent ’White Hart’ in Shifnal, Shropshire during a CAMRA pub crawl on 14th Dec 13.
Poured a dark reddy brown with an off-white head. The nose was hop led with a malty undertone, nice. The Brewers Gold and Centennial hops giving a floral feel (not Centennials usual citrus notes).
Taste wise it changed somewhat with the malts asserting themselves more although the hops did give a dry and semi-bitter finish with just a trace of citrus within the flavour.
Good body depth and an almost rich texture on the palate, a pleasant winter ale and one I’d happily try again. (946 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
3.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at The Wenlock Arms in London.

A-Golden blonde with a thin foam of bubbly brilliant white head.

S-Biscuity malt, sweet tropical fruit, carmelized sugar. Reminds me of creme brulee.

T/M-Not what I expected. A straightforward bitter, with a grassy, hoppy finish. A bit bland.

D-The nose lead me to believe it would be more interesting. Still worth a try. (372 characters)

Holly Bush from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
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