Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Warwickshire Craft Beer Review: Tumbling Jack from North Cotswold Brewery

Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Warwickshire craft beer review is for Tumbling Jack from North Cotswold Brewery.

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Tumbling Jack was a clear amber. Sweet and fruity, autumnal fennel and something astringent and maple like the scent of fallen leaves.

Yes it is that time of year for fruity amber ales. Not my favourite style of beer but there is something relentlessly nostalgic in those flavours and aromas. It's walking home from school in the autumn twilight and smelling the wood smoke of the stove you know is warming the kitchen. A hearty soup is on the stove waiting for you all to sit down to dinner. If you are extra lucky, Mom has made a crumble with the last of the blackberries frozen in summer.

See. NOSTALGIC. The true character of a great beer is not its flavour, but its ability to take to you another time and place in spite of yourself.

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