Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beer Of The Day - Settle 'Castleberg'

Settle brewery has been brewing in their home town railway sidings since Dec 2012. I have encountered several of their beers, and although adequate, have never really had the 'wow factor' so when I came across one on the bar at The Barum Top, in Halifax yesterday I was not expecting great things. It just proves how wrong you can be !

The beer was 4%, and called 'Castleberg'. That sounds a tad familiar I thought, as I ordered it. It is a cask pilsner, and very good too. Soft rather than sharp with German Pilnser malt giving a pleasant background and Saaz and Hallertau hops giving it a traditional German taste. It is clean, crisp and fresh tasting, maybe better supped outside watching the cricket rather than inside a damp Wetherspoons but it is still a fine example of the style.

My only reservation, and that is with the brewery, rather than the beer, is that the pump clip, in the form of a train ticket, is not the easiest to read. All the information is there but takes a bit of working out.

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