Tuesday, 23 April 2019

565: York Brewery | Centurion’s Ghost

The Brewery: “Since we opened our doors in May 1996, we have been passionately producing fine handcrafted real ales to the highest possible standards. Our ales are enjoyed in pubs all over the UK, but are particularly pleased that so many local drinkers choose our products, and we’re proud to have won numerous local and national awards over the years”

The Beer: “Centurion's Ghost is a multiple gold medal award-winning dark ruby ale. It has a smooth roasted malt palate, and a combination of Challenger, Fuggle and Bramling Cross hops give it a subtle bitterness with autumn fruit flavours that linger on the aftertaste…………The dark, smoky, roasted bitterness of Ghost make it a great pairing for red meats and game. It also pairs well with chocolate desserts.”

The first of two beers I tried following a tour of the brewery – not as well known as the Guzzler and Yorkshire Terrier but having already tried those I wanted to sample something different. This didn’t disappoint. Not surprisingly, lovely and bright and fresh. A great red ale that wasn’t too sweet and fruity for my fussy old palate. Another cracker from York Brewery.

York Brewery Tap, York. March 2019