Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Joseph Holt Manchester Brown Ale

Joseph Holt Manchester Brown Ale

Brand
Joseph Holt
Expression
Manchester Brown Ale
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Brown
Abv
3.80%
Produced at
Derby Brewery
Country
England

By Jeff Evans

70
Nose
Malty and lightly raisin-fruity, with hints of tea.
Palate
Bittersweet and both malty and hoppy, with liquorice and tea notes adding to the taste. However, a slightly astringent, gently burnt taste doesn't do it any favours and it's fairly thin overall.
Finish
Dry, bitter, malty and hoppy.
Comment
Disappointing: the dryness and lack of body detract from the malt and hop flavours, and it all tastes rather tired. I didn't enjoy it as much as the last time I drank it, just over a year ago.

By Jim Anderson

70
Nose
Mild and vaguely nutty.
Palate
Nice, hoppy start gives way to a full-bodied, roasty and dry flavour.
Finish
A nearly-citric sharpness in the flavour lasts long into the finish, with a touch of burnt malt behind it.
Comment
Bold flavours for the style make it worth drinking.