Saturday, 10 December 2016

Collingwood Fireside ESB - Advent Calendar Day 10

Day 10 of the Beer Advent Calendar features The Collingwood Brewery "Fireside ESB" (extra special bitter).

5.8% alcohol, 40 IBU

A hazy dark orange-amber with a thin beige head. The aromas are oatmeal, brioche, caramel, and orange. Nice balanced flavours, leaning towards caramel and orange pith. Clean finish. A great beer for meat sandwiches, especially on light rye bread.

Edited to add (from Sheena): I couldn't find the Fireside ESB on brewery's website. I suspect it has been rebranded to the Kingpost ESB as the labels look remarkably similar, the ABV and IBU ratings are the same and the tasting notes are quite similar to Doug's above. So, if you are looking for this beer at your local purveyor of fine brews, I suggest you look for the Kingpost ESB - same artwork on the can except there's a crown where the flame is on this one.

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