Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Sharp's Massive Ale

Sharp's Massive Ale

Brand
Sharp's
Expression
Massive Ale
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Barley Wine
Abv
10.00%
Produced at
Sharp's Brewery
Country
England
Website
www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

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Nose
Complex fruit – red berries, dried vine fruits and oranges – combined with smooth, toffee-like malt.
Palate
Raisins and a hint of sherry wash over a smooth bed of toffee-like malt, with bursts of orange adding to the mix of flavours. On the sweet side, but not too sweet or cloying.
Finish
Bitterness from the hops eventually takes over but initially there's more raisin, orange and toffee. Dry, fairly thick and slightly gum numbing.
Comment
A substantial but fairly subtle ale that is very easy to drink for the considerable strength, with alcohol kept wonderfully in check.