Sunday, 11 December 2011
A couple of sundays ago we had been out for most of the day, got back and I had to crack on with a chicken roast post haste. I was absolutely parched though and grabbed something quickly to sate my thirst while i got a-peeling.
I have had a couple of Newman's beers on draft before, okay but nothing special, and one bottled beer which was the Cave Bear stout which followed that trend also.
Red Stag bitter is 3.6% abv, 330mls.
The colour was a nice red amber, aroma of fruit and malt, little bits of toffee sweetness.
Solid malt backbone, reasonable body, a little over sweet with caramel but countered by a good bitterness.
Perhaps it was the thirst I had, it probably was one of those 'right time right beer' moments but this went down a treat that afternoon.
I suspect that if tried it again I would be a bit 'meh' and really overall its a good standard bitter.