Old Black Lion Ale
Wye Valley Brewery

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Style:
English Pale Ale
ABV:
4.5%
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4.07 | pDev: 0%
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Wye Valley Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A contract ale made specifically to be served on cask at the Old Black Lion in Hay-on-Wye. They had two brews on cask, one called darker and maltier, the other lighter and more bitter. This was the lighter of the two. I was told quite forcefully by two gentlemen at the bar that this was a Welsh ale, not an English ale. Ethnic discussions aside, I figured I'd still list this as an English ale.

It poured a light amber with a creamy off white head. Had excellent lacing and retention. There was a light English noble hop nose.

This was a creamy, smooth session brew, worth having several, that was complex, but easy. Went great with roasted duck and an after dinner cheese plate.

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Dithyramb from Maryland, Apr 11, 2005
Old Black Lion Ale from Wye Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1 ratings