As a staple choice of drink in pubs and bars all over the world, many of us can agree there is nothing that quite compares to a refreshing pint of beer. Boasting many varieties, breweries and flavours, it is a favourite choice of drink for just about any occasion. The question is, what makes one beer better than another? So to investigate what it takes to become an award-winning beer, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most famous and popular choices from Cornwall!
6. Admiral’s Ale - St Austell Brewery
Introduced for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, this uniquely brewed bitter has an aroma of roasted and biscuit malt that’s mixed with a spicy fruit cake flavour. It was the Supreme Champion at the International Beer Challenge Awards 2008.
5. Alfie’s Revenge - Driftwood Brewery
This delightful beer was awarded the winner of the Camra Winter Beer of Britain Awards in 2012. Bottle conditioned, it contains a blend of pale, crystal, brown and chocolate malt with northdown hops.
4. Betty Stogs - Skinner’s Brewery
Often considered the Queen of Cornish ales, Betty Stogs contains a light hop aroma with an underlying malt. It is easy to drink with a perfect balance of citrus hops, malt and bitterness.
3. Proper Job - St Austell Brewery
Powerfully hopped, Proper Job is brewed with Cornish spring water and malt made from a blend of malts including Cornish grown Maris Otter barley. Perfect for serving chilled at barbecues, the golden bitter is packed full of citrus grapefruit flavours.
2. Tribute - St Austell Brewery
Tribute was voted the Supreme Champion at the CAMRA Falmouth Beer Festival in 2004 and the winner of the SIBA South West Awards in 2007. An excellent alternative to fine white wine, this English bitter contains a rich aroma of biscuity malt and tart citrus fruit from the Willamette hops.
1. Doom Bar - Sharp’s Brewery
One of the U.K’s best-selling ales, this list would not be complete without Doom Bar. Offering a blend of dried fruit, light roasted malt and a gentle bitterness in the mouth, this is sure to implore the drinker to return to the bar. Doom Bar is a well balanced bitter that is complemented with spicy resinous hop and sweet malt.
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