Brewed by Hart Family Brewers
No. 8 is our flavoursome dark beer brewed in a natural and traditional way using English malted barley and wheat, English hops and genuine brewers yeast.
Dark and satisfying and great partner to English blue cheeses especially Stilton.
Eyes: Dark coffee coloured with dark ruby hints
Nose: Bold toasted fruit aromas and hints of espresso
Mouth: Full and warming roasted fruit and molasses flavours balanced by bitter coffee, chocolate and spice aromas over a long finish
Local water, English Pale Ale Malt, English Crystal Malt, Enlgish wheat malt, English black malt, English Challenger hops, English Golding hops, genuine English ale yeast.
The pale malt provides the main source of fermentable maltose sugar with the crystal malt adding body through slowly fermenting dextrins and the black malt adds dry, roasted coffee flavours.
The balancing bitterness is achieved by the use of Challenger hops and Goldings used late in the boil add brighter, spicy notes.
A genuine, top fermenting yeast contributes spicy, fruity flavours in the finished beer as well as alcohol.