English Best Bitter

Fermenting: 10/06/05 Bottled: 25/06/05

TCB Wetpak

The 4th TCB Wetpak that I made – only one to go! Financed by Phone as a mid-winter warmer, it came out a rich amber colour and quite bitter to taste.

Before this I always thought I had stuffed up my two attempts to make bitter beers, but apparently that was just the style and the beers had been true to it. If I want bitter beers in future I might stick to IPA and hoppy pilsners.

On tasting, this isn’t as bad as feared. It’s a rich, flavoursome ale, but not as bitter as it’s reputation. It would be bitter compared to a mild beer, but is quite drinkable.