Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Slaithwaite Moonraker Beer Festival

Slaithwaite Moonraker Beer Festival runs from Thursday to Saturday this week.
The annual charity event is being held in Slaithwaite Conservative Club on Britannia Road.
Here is the beer list and tasting notes (breweries in bold):
Autumn Light: Golcar Huddersfield 4.0% Golden amber lightly hopped bitter with malty overtones. 
Barncliffe Bitter: Small World Beers Huddersfield 3.7% Pleasant light drinking bitter, golden hue, crisp initial taste with a lasting bitterness through the finish. 
Blonde Ash: Grain Norfolk 4.0% Belgian witbier style, this cloudy wheat beer has flavours of bubblegum, orange and coriander. 
Commerciale: Empire Slaithwaite 3.8% Pale golden ale, fruity, slightly spicey with orange citrus notes. 
Cophill Best: Gooseye Keighley 3.9% Rose and Crown (Slaithwaite) special. A fine "session" ale. 
Daily Bread: Abbeydale Sheffield 3.8% Copper English bitter. Malty flavours with a smooth bitter finish. 
Dark Arts: Surreal Stout Magic Rock Huddersfield 6.0% Spicy hop notes, flavours of chocolate, liquorice, blackberries and figs. Rich and satisfying finish. 
Dark Satanic: OMB Sowerby Bridge 4.1% Stout brewed for rugby league world cup. 
Farmers Blonde: Bradfield Sheffield 4.0% very pale, brilliant blonde beer has citrus/summer fruit aromas making it an extremely refreshing ale. 
Golcar Mild: Golcar Huddersfield 3.6% Nice malty award winning mild. 
Golden Hop: Milltown Huddersfield 3.8% A combination of English/American hops give balance of bitterness and flavour' delicious session ale. 
Howling Fox: Slightly Foxed Sowerby Bridge 3.5% Exceptionally pale with hoppy notes blend of exciting new hop varieties from New Zealand, dry flavour. 
Katy's Blonde: OMB Sowerby Bridge 3.6% A fruity and full bodied blonde beer. 
Long Moor Pale: Small World Beers Huddersfield 3.9% Pale ale, grapefruit/citrusy notes with a light bitter finish, brewed with Centennial and Cascade hops. 
Maiden Voyage: Bosun's Horbury 3.9% Chestnut brown traditional English Ale using Fuggles hops. 
Moonraker Mild: Empire Slaithwaite 3.8% Award winning Mild, overall winner of the 2014 Oktoberfest. 
Mosaic: Summer Wine Holmfirth 4.0% Pale golden ale brewed with Mosaic hops. 
Movember (The Trucker): Empire Huddersfield 4.3% Blonde, mix of US & New Zealand hops give a tropical passion fruit flavour. 
Movember Bitter: Ossett Ossett 3.9% Golden dry and bitter with hoppy finish. 
Nelson Sauvin: Mallinsons Huddersfield 3.8% Golden coloured ale, with a lovely grapefruit nose, a hoppy citrus taste followed by a similar finish. 
Octahop: Fernandes Wakefield 4.0% Blonde, robust hoppy flavour, full bodied, very fruity with a hint of citrus 
Pigs Do Fly: Potbelly Kettering 4.4% A Single hopped beer using Styrian Golding, an easy drinking Light Golden Beer. 
Platinum Blonde: Milltown Huddersfield 4.0% Blonde lager style beer with American Hops creating a spicy, floral, citrus aroma. Clean / refreshing. 
Quick Brown Fox: Slightly Foxed Sowerby Bridge 4.5% Autumn special. Brown as Autumn, deep malt flavours balanced with the earthiness of English hops. 
Rat Attack: Rat Huddersfield 3.8% IPA Golden tropical fruit aroma and taste with dry aftertaste 
Ringmaster: Magic Rock Huddersfield 3.9% Original Pale Ale . The U.S. Hops give a floral, 'grassy' aroma with citrus flavours. 
Saltaire Blonde: Saltaire Shipley 4.0% A straw coloured light ale, soft malt flavours, delicately hopped with Czech and German hop varities. 
Terrier: York York 4.2% Award winning Golden Ale. Fruit & hops dominate aroma & flavour, clean bitter finish. 
Under Full Sail: Bosun's Horbury 4.5% A continental pilsner beer. 
White Cloud: Riverhead Marsden 4.5% Pale Ale. A hoppy bitter with citrus character. 
White Rose Glory: Mallinsons Huddersfield 4.0% Golden ale, with citrus and mango aroma. Taste is mixed fruit hop, finish is soft, clean and bitter. 
Zenith: Summer Wine Holmfirth 4.0% Pale Ale. Centennial hops citrus, lime & lemon grass combine to give a zingy punch & bitter finish. 

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