Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Sharp's 3

World Beer Awards 2009

Sharp's 3

Brand
Sharp's
Expression
3
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Abbey / Trappist
Abv
9.00%
Produced at
Sharp's Brewery
Country
England
Website
www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

83
Nose
Tart and sour berry fruit and a little citrus sharpness. Slightly creamy. The overall effect is like an infected bottle-conditioned ale, but that's deliberate.
Palate
Sweet and fruity (berries and citrus), but with a mouth-puckering tartness and a sherbety sharpness.
Finish
A warming swallow leads to a quickly drying finish in which bitterness creeps in, slowly pushing aside tart fruit.
Comment
Despite the unpromising aroma, this is a very refreshing, golden beer, especially for the strength. The tartness is an excellent foil for the sweetness of the malt.

By Sally Toms

78
Nose
Sweet, strong floral perfume. Elderflowers and raspberries.
Palate
Astringent. Powerful fruit pummels your tastebuds.
Finish
Acidic, tart and a very bitter finish.
Comment
Big, clean and complex. For a tiny Cornish town, Rock makes some absolutely whopping beers.
World Beer Awards 2009

World Beer Awards 2009

World's Best Abbey Ale (Pale)
Winner