Alfred The Great | Itchen Valley Brewery Ltd

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Itchen Valley Brewery Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wl0307 on 09-20-2009

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3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taken home by a 2-pint plastic container from Itchen Valley's beer stall at today's local Farmer's Market, Andover, and tasted the same afternoon. It was poured from the poly-pin so the beer condition is pretty much the same as the cask-conditioned version, albeit with much less carbonation.

A: pours a dark tea-ish amber hue, coming with almost no carbonation and no beer head - typical for a beer served this way (gravity-dispensed from the cask).
S: as settled as the appearance, the aroma features pale malt, crystal malt and the burned edge of caramel, laced with random touches of toasted nuts and Fuggles-like earthy hoppiness. A good swirl brings out stimulating herbs but not quite lingering.
T: the swallow of light malt juice actually gets a pretty decent backing from the earthy hops and sound sourness, giving out sporadic flavours of mixture of nuts+dried fruits, a roast-tea-ish bitter undertone of hops, leading towards a mildly chewy finish not without a dry, burned-malt undertone.
M&D: the mouthfeel is pretty flat, as the carbonation has almost all disappeared, but the body itself has retained intact, as does the decent flavour profile. I'd imagine this beer served by a beer engine and in a fresher condition might actually be a quaffable choice~~

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Alfred The Great from Itchen Valley Brewery Ltd
3.33 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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