As part of my usual Monday trip around Huddersfield, I happened to call in the Sportsman, (weli it would be rude not to!) and there found a new Mallinsons beer awaiting my delight.
The beers from the brewery are hardly rare, with one of them being available at most of the town's real ale pubs, but what was a little unusual about 'Simcoe XL' was its strength. I am used to their beers falling into the 3.8% to 4.2% bracket. This was 4.9%. And the name promised much. And it did not disappoint.
Typical Simcoe characteristics but more intense. Bitter, assertive and with underlying fruit notes, and with enough strength to give it a rounded body.
Not only is it available on cask but it can be found in key keg too, will have to search that out for comparison purposes !!