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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Breakfast Beer Tasting: Iceni Men of Norfolk

Being a sucker for punishment, I decided to try yet another Iceni beer for breakfast. They can’t all be bad, can they? 
 
The basics: It’s 500ml, bottle-conditioned and weighs in at 6.2%. It poured black and completely flat with no real sign of life. The aroma was slight; roast malt and some dark fruits.
Taste: Surprisingly thin for such a strong beer. Not much in the taste, but roast malt dominates with some dark fruit (blackberries?) and a little coffee round the edges.
Finish: Short with a little roast malt.
Conclusion: Flat and insipid. It doesn’t work as a strong Mild as there really isn’t anything to justify the strength and Mild doesn’t mean dull. One for the guy who’s always pushing in front of you at the bar.

3 comments:

RedNev said...

So it is (as Sid Kipper sings), "Norfolk and good"?

Paul said...

Have you had the Sarah Hughes mild Tyson? If so, what did you think of it?

Tyson said...

Sarah Hughes is great but this was rather insipid, I'm afraid.