BREWER: Two Cocks Brewery, Berkshire, England
VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 30th January 2022
So we are back with our feathered friends Two Cocks Brewery and once again excitement is high! Reason being is that this brewery has made quite the avian footprint (talon print? Chicken paw print? F knows) on Muse on Booze! I’m fairly sure 3 out of the 4 brews we have reviewed from these legends has held top spot at time of review. I should probably check the archives to make sure of this. I know for sure one has, as the impregnable Viscount still sits on top of the lot and has done for 55weeks!!!
FFS, I’m going to have to check the archives aren’t I?!!
Right, I’ve got a stitch now…
Leveller was tested on 03.11.17 and was the highest rated beer after testing (84.5%)
Puritan was tested on 08.12.17 and was the highest rated beer after testing (88%)
Viscount was tested on 08.01.21 and was (and still is sitting at number 1) the highest rated beer after testing (96.5%)
Musket was tested on 27.06.21 and didn’t ever sit atop o’tree but still smaaaaaashed it! (87.5%)
So the pressure was steeped high on Roundhead, but not the brewery as they have nothing to prove to me whatsoever.
Ok, it’s not hit top spot, but beating 96 point flippin 5 is no mean feat!
However, Roundhead unsurprisingly is a really, really nice beer.
Solid as it comes this and any traditional beer drinker would give a nod of approval here. If they were in company I would imagine statements like “serious pint that Ralph” and “that is a beauty Peter” would be uttered. And those statements would be more than true.
A proper solid bitter with a malty biscuit backbone that will keep you coming back for more.
Feathered cap doffed YET. A. GAAAAIN.
Jymi’s Rating: 82%
I’m always excited before I dive into a Two Cocks beers. It’s strange, because I know I’ll never be disappointed. And so it is with Roundhead, a best bitter from the brewers in Newbury.
Roundhead is so well balanced with a slight sweetness giving way to a pleasant, medium bitterness. The hint of caramel throughout is delightful. All in all, it’s another wonderful beer from this brewery, which is just a pleasure to drink.
While it might be thin and uncomplicated, it’s so drinkable and light. The coating Roundhead gives your mouth is awesome. You just want to keep on going back for more. And more. And more. This beer would be well placed anytime of year. It’s surprisingly refreshing on a warmer day.
If you haven’t ventured into the heady world of Two Cocks yet, this wouldn’t be a bad place to start at all. Roundhead is likely to please a wide range of beer drinkers.
Once again, great job!
Sammy’s Rating: 85%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 83.5%
MOB review next weekend: HAZY HARE by MOON GAZER
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