Monday, 27 July 2020

647: Dhillons | Red Rebel IPA

20200722_161821The Brewery: “Dhillon’s Brewery, an award-winning microbrewery situated in Coventry in the heart of the Midlands, was founded in 2015 with one goal in mind – To Keep It Re’Ale.Our commander-in-chief Mr Dhillon had a dream of brewing beautifully crafted beer and started building his team to achieve this. Joined by Pedro our Head Brewer with a wealth of experience in the brewing industry, and with Gordon taking control of Sales and Marketing, the journey commenced.”

The Beer: “Our Red Rebel Ale is a classic IPA brewed with both American and European hops, paying tribute to the roots, transporting you back to the true origins of the IPA – sipping your way to the 17th Century with explosions of bitter and citrus notes combined with warm caramel malty flavours – smooth, refreshing, and very moreish!”

After the disappointment of the Amber Gambler this was much better. Not my favourite style as you know but a quality ale without doubt. 6.2% A.B.V.

The Co-op, Balsall Common, Warwickshire. July 2020. Related entries.


646: Dhillons | The Amber Gambler

20200721_145055The Brewery: “Dhillon’s Brewery, an award-winning microbrewery situated in Coventry in the heart of the Midlands, was founded in 2015 with one goal in mind – To Keep It Re’Ale.Our commander-in-chief Mr Dhillon had a dream of brewing beautifully crafted beer and started building his team to achieve this. Joined by Pedro our Head Brewer with a wealth of experience in the brewing industry, and with Gordon taking control of Sales and Marketing, the journey commenced.”

The Beer: “Our Ambler Gambler is a homely honeyed medium body, with a frothy friendliness – European hops enhanced and balanced with Maris Otter and Munich malts, for a pique of perfect pine! The creamy honey flavour is hold your hand smooth, with a lighthearted laugh of floral freshness to make you reach for the next bottle – off the clock with a relaxing companion – you deserve it!”

After enjoying the GPA so much I was looking forward to this - a beer more my type. Sadly it had a bit of a twang that my awkward palate took an instant dislike to - so much so that I didn’t even finish it. Pity. Will look out for another to try in case I got a dud. 4.5% A.B.V

The Co-op, Balsall Common, Warwickshire. July 2018. Related entries.

645: Dhillons | Bright Eyes GPA

20200720_161216The Brewery: “Dhillon’s Brewery, an award-winning microbrewery situated in Coventry in the heart of the Midlands, was founded in 2015 with one goal in mind – To Keep It Re’Ale.Our commander-in-chief Mr Dhillon had a dream of brewing beautifully crafted beer and started building his team to achieve this. Joined by Pedro our Head Brewer with a wealth of experience in the brewing industry, and with Gordon taking control of Sales and Marketing, the journey commenced.”

The Beer: “Our Bright Eyes brew is the perfect Golden Pale Ale – trusted toffee undertones lit up by an explosion of bright orange sunlight on your taste buds – this is the go-to for any occasion that demands clean, fruitilicious refreshment – a crisp session companion that takes the biscuit!”

Not my favourite style of beer as regular was know but was please to discover some beers from a brewery I had not yet heard of.

As it turned out I quite enjoyed this; a nice summers afternoon outside whilst on tour in the caravan and, served a little colder, it was the perfect accompaniment. Nice and light too at 3.8% A.B.V.

The Co-op, Balsall Common, Warwickshire. July 2020. Related entries

644: Hunters | Full Bore

20200720_153508The Brewery: “Hunter’s is a family run brewery that’s been crafting top quality ales in the heart of the Devon’s countryside since 2008……Hunter’s was founded by Paul, with the aim of producing high quality ales with flavours that reflected the best Devon has to offer the craft beer industry. After finding premises on a local farm Hunter’s was born and Paul set about creating the core range of beers that many drinkers enjoy throughout Devon and the UK.”

The Beer: “With the aroma of roasted malt Full Bore is made with Devon Honey to produce a warm full taste of caramel with a smooth bitter sweet finish…..Enjoy along with your Sunday Roast and relax with a snooze afterwards!…..Strong roasted malt smell with bittersweet hop finish. Palate: Lovely malt flavours with the warm full taste of caramel.”

Wow. Full bore it certainly was and it certainly packed a punch. I enjoyed this very much but it’s potent stuff. Very tasty. 6.8% A.B.V

The Co-op, Balsall Common, Warwickshire. July 2020. Related entries