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16-05-2013, 07:43
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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vjnJDXFCypA/UZRzpP2yQ_I/AAAAAAAAACM/6BGoZZIo6cY/s200/Captain+Gingerbread+copy.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vjnJDXFCypA/UZRzpP2yQ_I/AAAAAAAAACM/6BGoZZIo6cY/s1600/Captain+Gingerbread+copy.jpg)Flavoured beers may not be my blogging colleague's favourite cup of tea but does he like infusions of gingerbread?
I came across Geeves Brewery's Captain Gingerbread wheat beer recently in Sheffield and loved it.
It had that subtle but distinctive taste of ginger rather than the overpowering "syrupy" flavours we've all had the misfortune to encounter.
I remember drinking a cherry falvoured beer in Slathwaite a few years back and to be polite, it was not for me.
But getting back to Geeves, their beer had lots going on it rather than just one taste.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hb_Olxw6C1I/UZPgvoX1PBI/AAAAAAAAAB0/TgipDivdc_g/s200/Geeves+crest.png (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hb_Olxw6C1I/UZPgvoX1PBI/AAAAAAAAAB0/TgipDivdc_g/s1600/Geeves+crest.png)I don't normally like ginger in beer as a rule - notable exception Five Towns Peculiar Blue rhubarb and ginger ale - but the Geeves beer really hit the spot.
The tasting notes describe it as "A naturally hazy pale wheat beer infused with ginger. Spicy, refreshing and with a hint of citrus. This is a quirky take on a classic."
And I'm far from the only one who likes it as Captain Gingerbread won best specialty beer at Bradford CAMRA Festival 2013.
Rather than wax lyrical, I'll let the brewers, Pete and Harry Geeves, jointly describe their own beer: "Captain Gingerbread 4.3% is one of our most labour intensive brews, comprising of four different grains, three different hops and 6kg of root ginger, peeled and grated by hand and added at three different stages of the process. However, we think it's worth it!"
Now you can taste it for yourselves as Captain Gingerbread is on the beer list for Dewsbury Beer Festival, which begins today.
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