Sharp’s Brewery

Doom Bar Zero (0.0% ABV, bottle)
I’ve had some unpleasant experiences with alcohol-free beers (step forward Old Speckled Hen AF) and approached this with a degree of scepticism, but I’m prepared to eat my words. Nice bready malt notes, hints of berry fruit, and a gentle bitter finish. There’s not too much in the way of aroma — what there is is malty ans spciy — but hey, this is a pretty good reproduction of ‘full-alc’ Doom Bar. It’s the same light amber as normal Doom, with a cream coloured head that stays well.
Buy it: it’s widely available, and you can buy it on Sharp’s website.

Wolf Rock (4.8% ABV, bottle)
Deep red — as a red IPA should be — with a tan head that stays really well. There’s malt and berry fruit on the nose, which could lull you into thinking it was a West Country best bitter, but there’s a good hop burst as you dive in to taste it, with citrus and pine breaking through the background sweetness. Love a pint of this in the Balcony, St Ives, on draught, but lockdown puts paid to this at the moment. Chilled lightly, though, the bottle is a decent substitute.
Buy it: it’s widely available, and you can buy it on Sharp’s website.
(10th November, 2020)

Sharp's Wolf Rock

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