It’s back to local beer this morning and hopefully something more palatable than yesterday’s disappointment. Actually, I recently had Rammy Ale, on cask, at the Hearth of the Ram in Ramsbottom and enjoyed it. So the temptation to try the bottled version was too great.
It’s, as usual with RCB, a 500ml, bottle-conditioned little number and this one is a straight-down-the-middle session strength 4.1%. It poured light amber with good carbonation and a medium off-white head. On the nose there was a little malt and some sweet fruit.
It’s a light-bodied beer with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Smooth, but not tasteless. It’s a well balanced, clean tasting session beer. There’s some juicy malt combined with garden fruits that leads to a bitter-sweet aftertaste. Recalling the cask version, I’d say this is very good attempt at recreating that beer.
Tyson says: Lived up to expectations. A tasty session Bitter.