A Best that could actually be “The Best”: Town Mill Brewery (@TownMillBrewery) – Town Mill Best

20140910_193501I got a box of Town Mill beers from Ceri for my birthday, which was very nice of him.  I didn’t actually realise how nice, until I’d tasted this one…

Town Mill Best is a really beautiful deep mahogany red, with a head that fluffs up and then slowly subsides – just like a best bitter should.

The aroma is glorious, and I use that word because it’s so befitting: an aroma of chestnuts and malt with slight mineral edge. This is a very original aroma and is really lovely – maybe it’s just that extra chocolate malt in the grain bill that does it?  Either way it’s an absolute triumph.

The taste is of beautifully judged crystal and sweet pale malt, an excellent, no REALLY excellent, deep creamy-nutty taste – you know, a bit like hazelnuts –  with a perfect bitterness and a very long after-taste of malt and bitter and nuttiness.

This beer is sooo nutty and sooo beautiful.  I challenge you to find a better classic English pint this year.  Bitter of the year for me, definitely…and I still have a couple of their other beers to try.  Hooray!


3 thoughts on “A Best that could actually be “The Best”: Town Mill Brewery (@TownMillBrewery) – Town Mill Best

  1. Hello! We are compiling the best of food & drink recommendations around the world and would like your permission to feature a trimmed part of your post in our site.I will add in your blog post link to the feature. Hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Hello, Kate. Who are you representing, please? I’d like to know before I say yes… You can email “jon at yeastismybitch dot com” as that’s probably a better way to communicate. Thanks!

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