BREWER: Butts Brewery, Berkshire, England

STYLE: Porter

ABV: 2.3%

VESSEL: 330ml brown bottle

TWITTER: #buttsbrewery

INSTAGRAM: #buttsbrewery

DATE OF POST: 4th October 2021



As a keen gardener I can’t help feel like there are not enough hours in the day to keep on top of things out there let alone implement ideas and a few new additions. The main reason for this is that I’m not retired – I’m middle aged, with a full time job plus I run a local beer delivery service AND have to write this s**t every week! So time is short and before you know it, the grass is not. So when I do manage to get out there it is normally a jungle that needs taming. An early rise and straight to it is normally required with a head down attitude of just smashing it out.

After several hours toil it is time to take a break. It’s 11am. And you should probably have a coffee, but after such a tough stint, you quite fancy a beer… Step up COOL BEANS!

What an amazing little brew! Of course with this ABV the flavour isn’t going to smack you in the chops but it is tasty nonetheless. Light and refreshing with a definite dry coffee aftertaste that brings a caffeine buzz along to the party as well.

Great concept. Great execution. Great beer.

Anyway, back to the garden, this conifer unicorn isn’t going to shape itself…

Jymi’s Rating: 72%



Cool Beans is an interesting proposition. It might not say it on the bottle, but it’s brewed with coffee. And you can tell. The concept of this brew is literally to be a light morning style beer. Sounds odd, I know. But it actually really works.

Right, so it’s a little absent in the mouth. And it tails of at the end. But other than that, it’s a great drinking experience.

The coffee influence starts with the nose and carries right on through to the drinking. And I like it. It works really well with the stout brew. It’s a match made to exist together.

Cool Beans is an interesting beer, no doubt. But it’s much more than that. It’s beer that has a place in the market and would be snapped up with more exposure.

Sammy’s Rating: 74%



MOB review next weekend: SUSSEX GOLD by ARUNDEL BREWERY

Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze since 2017

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