BREWER: Two Cocks Brewery, Berkshire, England
VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 27th June 2021
Now, now now, Two Cocks have quite the history with Muse on Booze, you can delve into the archives to find out more but let’s just say it is a very positive one! NO.1
So along comes Musket and I have to say it took me aback a little. It looks great, both in bottle and glass. It smells lovely. You could drink it until the cows come home, go out again (wherever that may be) and then come home again. It is very smooth in texture and mouthfeel. The name of the beer is just fantastic. And well, it tastes great!
So why taken aback?…
Well TCB are not exactly famed for being a weird and whacky brewery, however the beers we have reviewed by them have had a certain quirk and difference to them. Musket does not. It’s straight shooting (wow, that genuinely wasn’t supposed to be a pun and even if it was, straight shooting and Muskets don’t exactly belong in the same sentence). I digress…
Basically what I am trying to say is that Musket isn’t all singing and all dancing. It is just an very good Bitter indeed and there really is nothing wrong with that.
Jymi’s Rating: 83%
Two Cocks make some awesome beers. There’s no two ways about it. Their reimagining of trad beers is welcome on the scene.
With Musket, they have once again not disappointed. This lightly carbonated bitter is a pleasure to drink. It’s medium bodied drinking experience is incredibly refreshing. The toffee notes and mild bitterness just serve to improve the drinking experience. As with all Two Cocks beers, Musket is well brewed and well balanced.
Although it’s a bitter, this ale would be equally comfortable on a hot summer’s day as it would a cold winter’s night. In fact, picture yourself anywhere and you’d be able to enjoy one of these.
Well done once again Two Cocks. You never fail to push the boundaries. In the good way, of course.
Sammy’s Rating: 92%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 87.5%
MOB review next weekend: HUCKABACK by SALT
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