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731: Robinsons | Old Tom

20211023_203131The brewery: “Based in the heart of Stockport for over 181-years, owning a collection of around 260 pubs, inns and hotels across the North West and North Wales, Robinsons is one of the most respected names in British brewing and innkeeping.”

The beer: “Dubbed ‘The original craft beer’, this dangerously drinkable legend has been in the family since 1899, when Tom, the old brewery cat, was sketched into immortality by Robinsons’ Head Brewer as he waited for the ale to ferment. 120 years on and it’s still the same great tasting ale, brewed to the same award-winning recipe.”

Oh my. This was very nice indeed. Rich and malty but well balanced with some bitter hops. In the smaller 330ml bottle but then it is 8.5% A.B.V. Certainly one to be sipped and savoured rather than sloshed back.

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