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Three B’s Shuttle Ale

First published in BEER June 2007 as part of a piece about Threshers off licence chain’s Local Ale scheme. For more Threshers Local Ales see previous post.

ABV: 5.2 per cent
Origin: Feniscowles, Lancashire, England

Three B's Shuttle Ale

Based on an industrial estate at the edge of Blackburn, Three Bs was founded in 2001 by former home brewer Robert Bell. His dedication to quality is well demonstrated in this excellent special bitter, named like all of Robert’s beers to commemorate the local industrial heritage of the weaving industry.

It’s a burgundy-coloured beer with a good orange-tinged head, made from Maris Otter pale and crystal malts, flaked maize and Fuggles hops. There’s a hint of earthy hops – but not as much as promised on the label – over honey and biscuit malt on the aroma, leading to a smooth biscuity palate with juicy blood orange and firm hop resins.

A slightly astringent swallow yields to a long, fruity finish with blackcurrant, pepper and a hint of burnt toast rounding off a richly satisfying beer.

For more Threshers Local Ales see next post.
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