Sussex - Hepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: n/a
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Hepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 02-19-2011

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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by vancurly:
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3.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a) Off-white rocky foam, nice lace. Pale amber/golden colour.
s) Black tea, bread crusts, hint of citrus & ginger powder
t) As it smells, but underpinned with a solid malt backbone. Lingering piney bitterness that is medium and persistent.
m) Initially light & tingly. A dextrinous cushion becomes evident that saves it from feeling like a softdrink. Pleasant feel, nice to drink.
o) An interesting beer to analyse; its components are quite distinct,yet work well together. Good for a couple of pints in the afternoon.

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3.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light sessional English bitters, this really takes me back to my working in a Scottish pull-tap real ale pub days... the drinking, not the working that is. And many a fine ale I consumed while on said premises under the guise of "trying it out so I can better inform the customers", ahhh, memories.

Poured from a 500ml (what no pint size?) bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: This ale comes rushing out of the gates with excitement only to fizzle down to nothing like a horse I decided to back in a race. The body is cloudy orange with a pale though nonexistent head.

S: Hop aromas are prominent and fruity. There is a light caramel malt base as well but it's a typical bitter all the way.

T: Given time to let warm to room temperature (a hat tip in the way of the Poms) this ale exhibited some classic bitter hop twang with a light malt grain base, again the memories flow like pull-tap ales.

M: Fairly on the light body, low carbonated easy-to-drink style that makes a sessional just that; a sessional.

D: Quite easy to drink... too easy. A higher ABV would certainly not have gone astray, however it is a bitter-sweet trip down memory lane nonetheless. Overpriced for what I would pay here but at this point in my beer review "career" it's become more about ticking boxes than discovering a brilliant new brew. In two words: adequately sufficient.

Food match: I don't see why the English like drinking a brew like this with a curry (I don't understand how you would even be able to taste a bitter after a beef Vindaloo). I would pair this ale with fish and chips or a steak pie you would commonly get from a local pub.

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2.91/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice dark gold , slightly brown with a creamy cloudy head
Mineral to tinny to smell, but there is some biscuity malt there
Underwhelming in flavour, in fact I couldnt decide what I could taste if anything at all
Finish quite sharp but overall is quite watery in the mouth
I would have to say I was disappointed.It was just a beer and was tending towards a macro quality to it

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3.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pint plus a half on cask at the local social club. I've had this on cask 2 or 3 times now and it is a solid beer, but not spectacular. If anything, try it out if you are new to English bitters as it is incredibly representative of the style.

A: amber, transparent, no fizz, no head (only a tiny amount of bubbles at the top of the glass)

S: grainy, rustic

T: bitter, subtle but with a sharp bitterness, slightly biscuity

M: very little to no carbonation, but very drinkable

D: the low ABV plus the subtleties of the beer make this a potential session beer. Personally, I rarely have more than 1 pint at a time, but this is very drinkable and could convince one to change that rule.

NOTE: I would tend to disagree with the classification of this as a pale ale, as to me it seems to be a classic English bitter.

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Sussex from Hepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.
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