Boar and bull new7th August 2014

A fantastic little Brewery over in Darlington & friends of the Pubs.

Golden colour, moderate white head. Nice aroma of butterscotch and fudge. Refreshing flavour with a decent hoppy bitterness throughout.

Darlington Co Durham, 3.8%, Light Hoppy biter with a full fruity aftertaste

summer knight

 

30th July 2014

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In the glass, the Funky Monkey is a copper-coloured little chap with tints of gold and orange. The nose features toffee, a soft pliant sort of toffee that also veers towards fudge, along with a juicy burst of orange blossom sweetness. It’’s an enticing nose, refreshing and appetising. On the palate there i’s more of the juicy, orange blossom sweetness, which makes for a thirst-quenching fruitiness, that then clears the way for a dry finish also featuring a citrusy return and a hint of passion fruit.

Somerset, 4%, Copper, Amber, Malty Soft Fruits, Toffee Rich, Roasted

summer knight

Poured orange in colour with fluffy white head. Some light fruitiness in aroma. with some faint floral notes as well. Light malty in flavour. A bit dry, but somehow you can at least imagine some kind of summer here. Light fruitiness is also present. First impression was a bit dull, but it got better, felt very pleasant.

Gloucestershire 3.9%, Light Golden, Hoppy, Refreshing