Monday, 17 August 2015

Norfolk Craft Beer Review: Moon Gazer Dark Mild from The Norfolk Brewhouse

Welcome to Norwich. I am even-star and this is a special week of The Beer in Review featuring Norwich and Norfolk beers. Today's Norfolk craft beer review is for Moon Gazer Dark Mild from The Norfolk Brewhouse of Fakenham (Norfolk obviously).

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Yes folks it was a brilliant 36 hours in Norwich and I have a LOAD of beers to review. Norwich is a bustling countryside capital in the east of England. The Wensum river winds its way through the town which is home to a vast number of pubs with vast number of guest pumps, many of which pour forth craft beers and lagers of Norfolk and the city of Norwich itself.

One such pub is The Murderers and one such brewery is the Norfolk Brewhouse. Here we have a beer from their real ale Moon Gazer brand: a dark mild.

This was indeed a dark brown bitter. It had a tang like very fruity coffee and an earthy sweet rich tone which I would describe as carob (or alfaroba as they call it in Portugal). There was also a very light fragrant green something like rose petals.

Interesting. As you know I don't usually go in for the dark beers or milds. They tend to be too sweet for me. Which is a bit ridiculous because I do have a sweet tooth for things like cake and chocolate and chocolate cake. But not in my beers.

I try to be objective and I wanted to get in a few more Norfolk beers so it had to be the mild. I would love to try more beers from the Moon Gazer range but I have a feeling I will have to go back to Norwich to do so. Yay!

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