50

BREWER: Brew by Numbers, South East London, England

STYLE: American Pale Ale 

ABV: 5.3%

VESSEL: 440ml tin 

TWITTER: @BrewByNumbers

INSTAGRAM: brewbynumbers

DATE OF POST: 4th September 2020

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

I’m on the proverbial fence as to whether or not BBNo is a good concept or not. I think I get what it means, but I’m not entirely sure…

Anyway, 50, is an American Pale Ale and one thing for sure is it’s got a strong, sweet hoppy aroma (as it should be) that wafts up your nostrils as soon as the can is opened. And this carries through into the drinking. If you’re looking for an American Pale Ale, 50 will not disappoint. It’s bold, strong and carries itself well through all of it’s drinking. It doesn’t waver as the drinking goes on.

If I was going to be a little picky (and I am), I’d say I don’t love the packaging. Ok, true enough, it’s not a major stumbling block. But, and it definitely is a BUT, these days anything that’ll give you an edge in a competitive world helps out. And I think the packaging needs to do a little more to promote this exquisite drink.

Still, once you’ve had one, I’m sure you’ll be reaching for more…

Sammy’s Rating: 89%

 

JYMI SAY’S…

What makes a great beer?

Well, an original unfussy tin design is a good start. And when said tin is carrying a very original name that is different without being quirky plus an abundance of information about your beer, well that helps too. Next stop is a fantastic tropical nose that hits you as soon as you have cracked the vessel. This goes a long way to making a beer great. Once poured a beautiful hazy appearance also will help a beers case for greatness along nicely. And when the brews mouthfeel in the sip is thick and juicy you begin to smile. Finishing off with a superb hoppy taste a beer can then be confirmed as great.

But 50 is not great.

It is out of this world spectacular!!!

Let me tell you why…

See, a classic American Pale Ale will be very very hoppy, and even more so in the aftertaste. A huge bitter hop aftertaste will dominate the drinkers overall view of the beer. Some love that, some don’t, that’s just the way of the world. But what Brew by Numbers have done is somehow dial that down a little without taking away from the actual intense hoppy bitter finish. It’s more subtle, with a cute touch, but you do not feel like you have been short changed.

It is a damn masterclass and that my beer drinking buddies, is that.

Jymi’s Rating: 94%

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 91.5% 

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BLOODY ‘ELL

BREWER: Beavertown, North London, England

STYLE: Blood Orange IPA

ABV: 5.5%

VESSEL: 330ml tin

TWITTER: @BeavertownBeer

INSTAGRAM: beavertownbeer

DATE OF POST: 15th August 2020

 

JYMI SAY’S…

I have to be honest, I get pretty excited about every beer that we test. From the well known superstars that pretty much always deliver to the totally unknown brutes that look like they have been dug from a hole but sometimes, definitely not always, turn out to be cracking brews.

But I was especially excited about Bloody ‘Ell, for many reasons…

It had been a while since I had consumed a brew from the North London genius that is Beavertown and even longer since we had tested an offering from those merry men (715 days 4 hours 18 minutes and 37 seconds – ish). What also excited me was the thought of a Blood Orange IPA, especially from the capable hands of these guys. But what really got me running around my bedroom screaming Mummy Mummy is it test day yet??? was the incredible wee glass that I had managed to pick up just a matter of days prior to reviewing this thing. Just look at it!! AWESOME DOES NOT DO IT JUSTICE.

So I popped the tin, poured the beer, took a good whiff then took a picture for our review.

I then took my first sip and although nice I was not instantly impressed. Upon reaching for my WICKED glass a second time I was thinking shocking thoughts that this IPA was going to disappoint… and although the second sip didn’t do too much to calm me by the time sip three rocked around the flavour rockets began to tee off. Tart Blood Orange bursts began to become noticeable during the sip and also in the aftertaste. Not massive explosions but not subtle hints either, just somewhere in between that… worked.

This IPA is subtle at first but once properly underway you wish you had a 440mler instead of the 330.

All in all this is a clever ass brew and with a name as good as BLOODY ‘ELL and tin art that is second to none, what is not to like eh?

Jymi’s Rating: 85%

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

Beavertown make some cracking beers. It’s a fact. They’ve ridden the craft wave exceptionally well. And make no bones about it, Bloody ‘Ell does not disappoint.

Due to their undeniable success, part of me wanted to not like this. I wanted to be able to say that I didn’t agree with the masses; that I am somehow different to others. I wanted to be able to say that my tastebuds are a cut above others.

But, I can’t. I can’t do that. I can’t do it because Bloody ‘Ell is fantastic. It’s balanced well. It’s easy to drink. It’s crisp, refreshing and light in the mouth. It’s everything that a craft beer should be.

I take off my metaphorical hat to Beavertown. They are setting the bar high and delivering quality time and again. And, secretly, I can’t help but look forward to my next venture into their range, even if outwardly I might pretend otherwise.

Sammy’s Rating: 96%

 

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 90.5%

 

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NO. 3

BREWER: Tetley’s, West Yorkshire, England 

STYLE: Pale Ale

ABV: 4.2 %

VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle

TWITTER: @TetleysBeer 

INSTAGRAM: tetleysbeer

DATE OF POST: 8th July 2020

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

If you’re searching for a review of teabags, look elsewhere.  This Tetley deals with beer, not the round teabags!

I love the retro packaging on No 3.  It’s old school but not old style.  It’s purposefully suitable for the market of this beer.  And it’s great to see that the creatives at Tetley really have given some thought to this.  

On the nose No 3 is lemony and hoppy, which is a good start for this beer.  Then, in the mouth you get quite a thin tasting beer that feels ok but doesn’t pack too much in the taste department.

If you’re looking for a cracking pale ale full of hoppiness, then No 3 will be a disappointment.  But then, that’s not what this is intended for.  This is brewed for the old market.  It might have new clothes, but its personality and spirit have not changed.  

No 3 is meant to line the fridges of those set on an old brew, which offers little excitement.  

Some folk like it this way.  Me, I like something a little more exciting.

Sammy’s Rating: 52%

 

JYMI SAY’S…

It has to be said, the look of this bottle… is sensational, utterly sensational!! It is so simple and retro beyond belief! It doesn’t necessarily lure the drinker in but it does look out of this world in my opinion.

However the beer is only so so I’m afraid.

The whole tasting experience begins with a classic and very nice hoppy nose with a touch of lemon cutting around in the background. The taste in the sip is then pleasant enough and flows on well from the nose but the body totally lets all of this down. It really needs to be fuller to help these flavours along. The very thin body just seems to dilute the positives that Number 3 has got going on. A good bitter finish in the aftertaste leaves the drinker thinking what could have been.

A perfectly acceptable brew but lacking where it really counts.

Jymi’s Rating: 54%

 

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 53%

 

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BLUE MOON

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BREWER: Molson Coors, Staffordshire, England

STYLE: Wheat Ale

ABV: 5.4%

VESSEL: 330ml brown bottle 

TWITTER: @BlueMoonBrewCo

INSTAGRAM: #bluemoonbeer

DATE OF POST: 18th July 2020

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

The first thing to note about Blue Moon is that it’s a Belgian styled beer. This doesn’t make it a Belgian beer. That’s a little like saying a sparkling wine is a Champagne styled wine and it just ain’t the case folks. Let’s cut to the chase, if it ain’t a Belgian, it ain’t a Belgian. Call it what it is. It’s a wheat beer. It’s a white wheat beer. And it’s brewed by Molson Coors, which, if we are going to be honest, most certainly isn’t a renowned Belgian brewing house.

What do I like about Blue Moon? I like the name, suggesting rarity and something special. I like the styling, retro and cool.

That’s where my liking of BM stops.

You see, it’s too smooth and creamy. It has no bite. There’s a hint of orange but it has a thick mouthfeel. The claimed ‘refreshing citrus taste’ is nowhere to be found. BM is just plain old bland, brewed for the mass market. It doesn’t stick its neck out in any shape or form. Sad times.

I’m sure at some point in its past, BM was a good beer. The concept was probably strong. Then it got swallowed up by a huge brewing house, which doesn’t always mean things go downhill, and that destroyed its integrity.

BMs not terrible. It’s just so vanilla. So middle of the road. Magnolia.

Sammy’s Rating: 53%

 

JYMI SAY’S…

Other than this beer test I’m doing now, the only other time that Blue Moon has passed MOBJymi’s lips was as an opening pint to one of the booziest nights of my life. It was just Sammy and I having the pint but it lead to a few pints of something else which then lead to about 35 bottles of wine and 11 bottles of whisky… each. The fact this was the night before Sam’s wedding where I was best man is best ignored.

From memory the thoughts we both had about Blue Moon on that fateful night were not great. It was a sunny, balmy early evening and we were sat in a tranquil beer garden. So any half decent beer really should have raised an eyebrow of approval. But no, all I remember is us saying to each other that it was alright and not much more. And that really is ALL I REMEMBER.

And I’ll be honest now I’ve finished this bottle in front of me and I start to put pen to paper (finger to key) not much has changed. The bottle look for me is so so, as was the tap head on that fateful night. The nose is ok I suppose but fades very quickly. And the taste is, well you guessed it pretty basic and boring. It’s not bad, it’s not horrible and if someone handed me one I wouldn’t turn my nose but honestly… it’s not worth having on your radar.

Word on the Orange Tree is that popping a slice of fresh orange into this drink can work well and I really think it would if I’m honest. But it’s not mentioned on the bottle and if a beer needs something else to help it along the way then it can’t really be a very good beer now can it?

A certain, currently unfortunately named beer springs to mind…

All in all, average at very best.

Jymi’s Rating: 53%

 

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 53%

 

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SMASH

BREWER: Brasserie Parisis, Ile de France, France

STYLE: Pale Ale

ABV: 5%

VESSEL: 33cl brown bottle

TWITTER: @La_Parisis

INSTAGRAM: brasserie_parisis

DATE OF POST: 20th June 2020

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

Let me paint you a picture. You’re on holiday in France. The sun is blazing down. You’ve had a cracking day by the pool; time well spent with the family. You’ve kept the little ‘uns entertained and have worked up a sizeable dab-on in the process. You’re a bit sun kissed, a little weary (in a good holiday way) and you’re thirsty. It’s reached that time in the day: beer time. So, you reach for a local brew. You might be expecting a traditional French beer…
However, things aren’t quite what you’d expect…
To start with, Parisis Smash is strangely packaged. It’s odd. It’s bizarre. It’s not quite right. It doesn’t work.
Just when you think things will level out, you pour the beer and, my oh my, it is seriously carbonated. The bubbles froth up like Fairy Liquid (other washing-up detergents are available) on a bad day. Then you let your eyes drift to the colour presenting itself in the glass and you see something that looks like peach juice, which is not what you were hoping for. It’s off the beer colour scales. Not looking like the thirst quencher you were aiming for.
A brief whiff and there’s not much there in the nose. So, quickly to the drinking…
With Google translate, you manage to work out that the bottle promises citrus. This is not what you taste. No no. What you get is sweetness in the first instance followed by a very short bitterness. And it is thin. As thin as the bed sheet you’ve been using on the hot evenings. What a let down!
Is it unpleasant? Not really. But then it’s not good either. In fact, take the whole package and you’re disappointed.
Oh well, time to reach for a Kronenbourg…

Sammy’s Rating: 41%

 

JYMI SAY’S…

I’m going to use the actual testing notes that were scribbled in my notebook at the very time of test for the bulk of this review. Normally these notes are garbled nonsense that only I would understand but for once, they actually make a bit of sense and sum up what is going on with Smash (great name) pretty well…

Very weak floral nose

Pours cloudy with a peach colour

Crazy big bubbled head

Very thin and weak taste up front

Bitter lime kick in the middle, pleasant surprise

Long faint aftertaste

Not much going on other than the middle

Sh*t bottle

I think that it is probably fair to say that other than the bitter citrus lime kick that rolls into town once you have swallowed there aren’t too many positive things to say about this beer coming out of the French capital. That said, the lime kick in the middle is actually really nice but is just let down monumentally by everything else.

There is something to work with here for sure but to get this sucker up to good even, will take some head scratching.

Jymi’s Rating: 55%

 

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 48%

 

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MAD GOOSE

BREWER: Purity Brewing Co., Warwickshire, England

STYLE: Pale Ale 

ABV: 4.2%

VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle

TWITTER: @Purityale

INSTAGRAM: purityale

DATE OF POST: 8th May 2020

SAMMY SAY’S…

I love the idea of a mad goose. Let’s be honest, geese are scary enough as is, but a mad one, well, that would be off the charts scary.

So, when you name a beer Mad Goose, you reckon it would be pretty off the charts. You know, like out there off the charts.

Trouble is, when you unleash this Mad Goose, it’s actually quite tame. Now, let us be clear, there ain’t nothing wrong with tameness. So many beers are perfectly good and happy in their tameness. But when you’re promised madness, you want madness.

MG isn’t bad. It’s just not amazing. It’s certainly not mad. For me, this is one I’d be happy to have if offered it again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to have.

Sammy’s Rating: 73%

JYMI SAY’S…

Mad Goose is just a sensational name for a brew!! It really is!

Pint of Mad Goose Ralph my man..

Already started pouring when I saw you walk through the door Jymi boy…

Just brilliant.

Whether this beer is good or not it will never detract as to how good this name is. It’s not clever, it’s not fancy, it is brilliant.

Right, the illustration of our Mad Goose aside, the packaging has left me wanting a little. It’s not rubbish but it could certainly do with a little tidying up. Big fan of the Purity logo however.

To the main event…

Mad Goose Pale Ale is a great beer there is no doubt. This brew opens up with a slightly uninspiring nose but once sipped that worry falls right away. There is a lovely and smooth mouthfeel to MG, I almost want to say it’s soapy?! But honestly not in a bad way, if that is possible. There is plenty of flavour up front but it is the aftertaste that takes centre stage. Slowly slowly Mad Goose creeps to a fantastic bitter finish. Cracker.

This nutter of a bird is a great beer and I strongly urge those who spot to grab one… when in season of course.

Jymi’s Rating: 82%

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 77.5% 

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WESTMALLE DUBBEL

BREWER: Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Antwerp, Belgium

STYLE: Dubbel

ABV: 7%

VESSEL: 33CL brown bottle

TWITTER: @abbeywestmalle

INSTAGRAM: westmallebelgium

DATE OF POST: 17th April 2020

SAMMY SAY’S…

Westmalle Dubbel is, as you’d expect for a Trappist, dark in colour. And that makes it look a little foreboding, as is often the case with this style of beer. But it’s not. It’s light and easy to drink.

In fact, I could see myself supping WD very happily on a warm summer’s day in a bustling Belgian square. Sound idyllic doesn’t it? Well, that’s what I’m dreaming of while swigging it back in my garden during our countries current lockdown.

But it gets me thinking, dreaming perhaps, of a beer trip to Belgium. Drinking the local beers in their natural habitat with not a care in the world (except about which beer next). Oh the places we’d go! The things we’d see (more and more blearily as the trip progressed and the beers flowed)!

As I said, just dreaming. But that’s what WD has done for me during this sunny spring lockdown day in the UK.

Time you tried one I reckon…

Sammy’s Rating: 87%

JYMI SAY’s…

Craft beers used to be really hard to get hold of in the UK and some still are to be fair. Some of the relatively everyday beers from around our globe also used to be very hard to source. You may have known a guy who knew a guy that knew a shop where one could venture many miles to get some of the less mainstream and international beer offerings. But other than that, unless you got lucky, the variety available to us beer drinkers was fairly limited.
Nowadays, things have changed. I have to say I am always amazed at the selection available in most UK supermarkets. Yes you still have the classic 24 lagers for 14p offerings but now you can find a literal wall of ale, as well as an adjoining craft beer wall. The selection is vast and the price is mostly fair if not cheap. Now I don’t care if you’re a purist or not, this has to be a good thing. Tesco winning awards for independent beer retailer of the year in this field is a step too far, I concede, but quality beers well priced that are easily accessible to the masses has to be positive. It HAS TO BE. The fact you can pick up the worldy of a beer that is this Trappist Westmalle Dubbel from a supermarket for under £3 just underlines this.

This beer is an absolute superstar, I am telling you now!

Before you even get to tasting WD the senses of sight and smell get a good working over. This dubbel presents itself an incredible cherry red and the lacing up the side of the glass reassures you that you’re in good hands.

Once drinking, a beaut of a sour cherry nose leads the way into a light and soft sip with the most delicate of touches (please remember this beast is 7%, it will pay to concentrate here). During the sipping experience an almost marzipan thing comes along but even for the almond haters among us this is honestly a good thing. There is such a full dark fruit cherry flavour to Westmalle’s Dubbel but not so much that is comes anywhere near to taking your head off (it’s 7% remember so it will take your head off).

A superb beer that isn’t too complex. Dare I say a starter Belgian?
Can’t actually believe I wrote that.

Jymi’s Rating: 91%


Jymi’s Rating: 91%

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 89%

 

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HOW MOBPACKS WERE BORN…

10th April 2020

So there I was, sitting in sunny isolation letting one’s mind drift… thoughts of how nice it would be for beer lovers to be able to sample some of the splendid beers that Sammy and I have reviewed over the years. Some are very easy to come by, others not so much. But in isolation most are a flippin nightmare to come by, let’s be honest. But drift on did go my mind and it’s next stop was, “What if I got hold of a selection of some cracking brews that we have reviewed for the Muse on Booze readers”? What a great way that would be to pass the time, some decent beers to sit back and ponder on.

So I did get hold of a selection of cracking brews!!

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NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE

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BREWER: Heineken, North Yorkshire, England

STYLE: Brown Ale 

ABV: 4.7%

VESSEL: 550ml clear bottle 

TWITTER: @Newcastle

INSTAGRAM: #NewcastleBrownAle

DATE POSTED: 13th March 2020

 

JYMI SAY’S…

I‘m fairly sure it was a Friday during the early Spring of 1996. My Mum announced that she and my younger sister were heading to Cornwall for the weekend. I looked at my Dad and my Dad looked at his 15 year old son… FREE HOUSE!!! (we both said in our heads). So I went about calling my chums Sammy and Oli to hatch a plan. My Dad went about calling his pal Malc to see if he maybe fancied a pint later. He did.

Fast forward a few hours and somehow a plan was set for the five of us to go and watch a band in the pub down the road. Solid. Fast forward a few more hours and it was time to depart for the White Horse in Winkfield Row near Ascot (it’s now an Argentine Restaurant in case you lot thinking about flocking).

Now, as the cab rolled up another glance was exchanged between my Pop and I. This time it was him saying to me in his head, ‘Don’t f*”k this up’‘Cool ya jets old man, I got this’ I said back, again with no words actually spoken.

We arrived. The other three were already there at the bar with three lagers in front of them. My Dad ordered up a pint of Best and then attention switched to me. Now the expectation was that I would simply slip into a lager too but no, I thought that I would mix it up a bit. I had seen some pretty slick cats kicking around drinking Newkie B from the bottle and seeing that I was wearing a fake fur coat I thought it was time to join this crew.

I flippin’ loved this ale and it flew down!! Like really FLEW DOWN!! The night pumped along nicely I seem to remember and everyone was on top form. And I was holding it together too which was pretty surprising seeing as I had necked about 200 bottles of Dog in 3 hours. We said our goodbyes and all headed back home. Now, this is where things suddenly took a turn. Once in bed with my eyes shut the room suddenly went into what can only be described as a South Shields spin. I was in trouble, big trouble. After the flying down there was now a large concern that things were going to fly up. Let’s just say that I didn’t quite make it to the toilet in time shall we…

Until now I had not touched NBA since. Not necessarily because of my experience with the Broon that night but more circumstance. I went back to lager for a bit and once the ale stage came along in my life there were about a million to choose from and Newkie just didn’t come into my thinking.

So, how is it then?

GOOOOOD!!!

We have one of the most iconic beers ever here and she is a winner! There is a fair amount of carbonation but that does not stop this brew being very smooth in the sip. The texture is really thin too which again helps it slip down well. I can now see how I ended up in trouble with this ale all those years ago. It really does FLY DOWN!! Once into the taste a lovely soft caramel develops slowly to accompany the slightly bittersweet and nutty flavour.

Classic and class.

Jymi’s Rating: 77%

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

In days gone by, it used to be that Newcastle Brown Ale was a staple of a night. And for many I bet it still is. But, sadly, for me, I left it as a regular in my menagerie of tipples when I waved goodbye to those heady university days.

The thing is, now that I’m reacquainted with it, I find myself wondering why I left it behind. With it’s aroma sending me straight back to the student union, I feel young again. But this is not just a young person’s drink. Oh no, it’s so much more than that. This is a big hitter. As in, think of a drive from a young Tiger Woods kind of big hitter.

I like NBA’s mild flavours. It sits well in the range of beers available. And considering that range has increased since I was a uni student, that’s impressive.

Truth be told, I really enjoyed having a trip down memory lane drinking this. And yes, an old flame has been rekindled. It’s back on the (ever growing) list of beers for a night out!

Sammy’s Rating: 83%

 

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 80%

 

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FALSE COLOURED EYES

BREWER: Garage Beer Co. (collaboration with Deya), Catalonia

STYLE: IPA

ABV: 6%

VESSEL: 440ml tin 

TWITTER: @GarageBeerCo

INSTAGRAM: garagebeerco

 

JYMI SAY’S…

I normally award a few point here and there based on the name of a beer. To generate whether I think I like it or not I imagine walking in to a local, semi rural pub where I’m met by our old pal, Ralph the landlord. I then imagine how the name of the beer would roll off the tongue…

Pint of Pride please Ralph.. tick

Glass of Leveller please Ralph.. tick

Pint of False Coloured Eyes please Ralph… hmmm

To be fair, if it’s more of a crafty beer that I’m testing, I won’t judge the name quite as much this way, but it still crosses my mind. If I’m dealing with a craft name I try and think of what the name means and if it bears any relevance to the beer itself. There are some mighty odd (yet amazing) names out there but if it has absolutely nothing to do with the beer then what’s the point really?

False Coloured Eyes is a pretty cool name but it literally ends there. It has absolutely nothing to do with the beer OR beer at all really and you would sound like a bit of an ass when answering a question like… ‘What you drinking there pal’?

Anyway, to the look of the tin…

Blimey, I must be grumpy today. As a piece of art I really like it. As a beer can design however I’m not too sure. It’s pretty flippin sinister! Let’s just leave it there.

Ok, now beer wise we have a major issue (even the taste buds are grumpy it would seem)!!

This IPA is all over the shop. After the tangerine nose which gave FCE some promise, the initial taste kept spirits high. But it collapsed from there on in. There is a huge orange/tangerine hit after the swallow. Now, if you’re into that kind of thing then we don’t have a problem here. However, when those flavours portray themselves as dank then Barcelona we do have a problem. I spent every single sip trying to talk myself into thinking this beer was ok but just not for me but nope, sorry, the dank super citrus angle is simply not a good one full stop.

Adiós.

Jymi’s Rating: 54%

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

False Coloured Eyes is scary. Only a little bit. I mean, I’m not really really scared of it. Not enough to give me nightmares or anything. But, still, it is just a little bit scary. On the outside that it.

Luckily, the inside is an altogether different story. You see, once you strip back False Coloured Eyes you’re left with a very decent beer. It smell very pleasant and drinks really well.

What False Coloured Eyes really does prove, is that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. We’ve all known that for a long time. But what we have here is proof that the old cliche works for beers too.

So not only do we have a good beers on our hands, we have proof, actual real life proof, that you can’t judge a beer by its can!

If you get the chance, try one.

Sammy’s Rating: 80%

 

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 67%

 

MOB review next weekend: HYDE & WILDE AMERICAN STYLE IPA by MARSTONS for SAINSBURYS

HWAIPA PRE

THE MOB SQUAD RETURN IN THREE WEEKS WITH NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE

beer is better together

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