Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Sharp's Single Brew Reserve 2008

World Beer Awards 2008

Sharp's Single Brew Reserve 2008

Brand
Sharp's
Expression
Single Brew Reserve 2008
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Old / Vintage Ale / Oud Bruin
Abv
4.50%
Produced at
Sharp's Brewery
Country
England
Website
www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

77
Nose
Sharp tangerine-citrus notes, a hint of bubblegum and light malt with suggestions of caramel.
Palate
Sharp, refreshing citrus notes lead the way, joined by sweet malt and bitter hops.
Finish
Slow to pick up and fades quite quickly, too. Malt comes first, then bitterness, with citrus orange and tangerine flavours present.
Comment
Pleasant and clean, with various levels of flavour, but it's a bit thin and understated overall.

By Sally Toms

89
Nose
Currants and age. Cranberries and caramelly malt.
Palate
Zingy. Surprisingly light and refreshing for a vintage beer, no doubt from the successful bottle-conditioning.
Finish
Dries, then floods your mouth leaving a lingering pepperyness.
Comment
Mmmmm. Not dissimilar to Sharp's Special, but with that little bit extra (for me, anyway).
World Beer Awards 2008

World Beer Awards 2008

World's Best New Release 2009
Highly commended