Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Essex Craft Beer Review: 1555 from Bishop Nick

Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Essex craft beer review is for 1555 from Bishop Nick.

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Bishop Nick is an Essex brewer who rose out of the ashes of another long standing Essex brewery called Ridleys. There are still Ridley's pump clips up above the bar in our local. I never got to try a Ridley's beer. I can almost imagine that 25 years from now there will as many Bishop Nick pump clips up in the bar as there are Ridley's clips there now. A venerable Essex beer success story with a very distinctive branding.

We've had a few of their beers this year now and when I see them on I know that while they won't always blow me away, they will delivery a tasty, interesting, and satisfying pint.

Other Bishop Nick Beers from 2015

1555 was copper coloured and malty with toasty warm flavours. Coffee, orange tangy, fairly bitter and complex with a pleasing balance of freshness with caramel, vanilla, and grapefruit. I wasn't sure at first but it really grew on me.

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