Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Northumberland Craft Beer Review: Brodirblod from Wylam and Northern Monk

Northumberland Craft Beer Review: Brodirblod from Wylam and Northern Monk
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Newcastle Northumberland craft beer review is for Brodirblod from Wylam and Northern Monk.


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Brodirblod is a dark red cloudy beer. Smells absolutely DIVINE. Made with red rye and infused with juniper it has a strong fruity resinous scent. Strawberries. First sip is overwhelmingly pine resin. Bitter. You can taste that rye maltiness and juniper.

The scent of strawberry is actually borne out in the flavour right at the back. I can see where they might have been going but even chilled it is strongly medicinal.

Too medicinal to even enjoy sipping. Except with pickles. This would complement a charcuterie and pickle plate. The oiliness of the meat and sweet sharpness of the fermented foods cut through the strongly bitter herbalness.

Interested in Newcastle Craft Breweries? Watch my video craft beer review for Almasty APA


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