Monday, 17 October 2016

Elgood’s - Cambridge Bitter

WP_20161015_19_29_07_ProWhat they say: “Malty and fruity  aroma with a satisfying flavour and bitter finish, Cambridge Bitter is the main brand beer at an ABV of 3.8%………..A mild brown bitter with a good balance of malt and hop character give a pleasing session drink.  The finest pale ale malt (made from Maris Otter barley) is blended with torrified wheat, invert sugar and a small amount of roast barley, to ensure consistent colour……..Hops used are English Fuggles and challenger, a blend that gives a full hop character to the beer.”

A recent visit to our old home town to catch up with HRH, aka Trev’s Mum gave us the opportunity to visit a couple of hostelries once familial duties had been completed. Located in the next village, the pub in which we found this also had rooms and could well be our destination next time instead of the cheap and comfortable but rather characterless Travelodge.

They had several guest beers but I only got to try this one, however I wasn’t disappointed. Tasty, but not too strong and hence a great session beer, brewed just 30 or so miles away. Very enjoyable.

The Jolly Brewers, Milton, Cambridgeshire. October 2016.