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Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale

Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006

ABV: 7.5%
Origin: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Empire Pale Ale

This is one of the better British revivalist interpretations of the style, from its spiritual homeland of Burton, brewed with Pipkin pale malt, invert sugar and Challenger and Styrian Goldings hops to a decent ABV.

It’s a gorgeous bronze-gold beer with a low but rich head, a hoppy aroma with ozone and orange zest, and full malty palate supporting assertive slightly vegetal hops. There are iodine and sulphur notes, vanilla and a slightly metallic tang. The hops are very full but not chokingly bitter or harsh, and linger long in a peachy, flowery finish.

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