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After the wonderful beer about over the weekend, I was doubtful that this week would produce many beers of a similar quality. Seems I was wrong.

Tuesday did not start too auspiciously though. I did have one of the worst beers I have encountered for some time in the Cherry Tree. It would not be fair to name it but suffice it so say it had little or no condition, and even less flavour. I abandoned my effort part way through my half.


My next stop was the Rat. There on the bar was Riverhead ' Sherbet Lemon'. It is not a new beer, having been around a few times before but this time it was at its best ever. 4%, light and refreshing, and very drinkable with a real lemon flavour, I assume from real lemon or lemon rind, (I have never come across a hop giving such a fresh lemon hit) and just a hint of fizz so may be there is real sherbet there too. It was just as good as the previous beer in the Cherry Tree had been bad.


The Star also provided another classic. Those who managed to drink the Raw 'Hop Rush' last week commented how similar the new arrival was. This was Steel City 'New World Disorder'. Gazza and Dave always manage to make beer that are full of hops and bitterness and again, their new offering does not disappoint. It was brewed at the Little Ale Cart plant in Sheffield and is 5.2% so has plenty of body as well as flavour. Yet another classic beer from a couple of part time brewers who reputation seems to grow with every brew. Get it while you can. I doubt it will be around for long.



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