Fuller’s Organic Honey Dew
Basics: English, 5%. Summery.
What better way to enjoy this beer than to accompany it with the film Predator. While Arnie did his thing in the jungle, I tucked in to this delightful beer.
The first impression given while drinking this golden beer is that it feels as if I should be drinking it on a warm summers night, whereas now the autumn chill is settling in. Nevertheless, a delicate citrus taste is clear, with a subtle sweetness that creates an enjoyable ale. This sweetness can be put down to the honey in the mixture, which really adds something to the overall taste.
Verdict: Spot on - grab a pint!
Having mentioned this book in my first post as being the guiding light as which to navigate the realm of ale, I failed to say much about the book. My bad.
Edited by Adrian Tierney-Jones, this book doesn’t mess about. Split into sections on amber, blond , white, dark and speciality beers, this book provides a wealth of knowledge on a selection of beers deemed worthy. Beautiful colour photographs accompany a description and history of the catalogued beers, and introduce the reader to the character of the beer. Importantly, tasting notes accompany each beer which briefly summarises it’s essence.
It’s a hefty tome, which could be of use as a doorstop, but as someone with such a passion for beer, it will be of great worth on my bookshelf.
I would like to say that I could navigate all 1001 beers in my lifetime, but this is a sizeable challenge that I believe many others have undertaken. Instead I will use this book as a point of reference, which I’m sure will be irreplaceable in my future encounters with ale.