Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a relatively dry ale with rich nutty colour and palate of beech nuts, almonds and walnuts.
A rich, reddish-brown color with a frothy tan head that lingers, this is a classic selection that illustrates how delicious balance and restraint can be. It s a traditional English brown ale, very elegant and nuanced, offering subtle aromas and flavors of caramel malt, brown bread, dried red fruits like raisin and date and a veritable melange of nutty notes, particularly hazelnut and walnut shells. The texture is creamy and mouthfilling, but the finish is balanced by a hint of earthy hop bitterness, ending dry and clean.
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