#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers day 41
Beer: Rhubarb And Custard
Brewer: Tyne Bank Brewery
We kick off the second half of this blogathon in a dubious mood. Is this just another beer that’s trying something quirky to capture the imagination, only to let us down?
The feint aroma hints at the rhubarb and custard element. Not so much actual rhubarb and custard, but the sweets are what come to mind.
Unlike many of the “let’s try making a beer this flavour” crafts that are out there, I instantly like this when I take my first taste.
It’s fruity and fresh. I wouldn’t even suggest the rhubarb and custard flavours come through in any powerful way.
It’s just a nice and light pale ale that has enough zing to make it different but not so much that it overwhelms the flavour.
After all, whatever the brewers decide to try, beer should taste like beer, first and foremost, and Tyne Bank have got the balance right here.
Where in the North?
The vibrant city of Newcastle is not only a great place to head for a drink, whether you’re looking for great beer pubs or enjoying a stag or hen do, it’s full of culture and a heart of innovation. William Armstrong, ancestor of TV’s Alexander, was responsible for many inventions, including the hydraulic crane, and his technology is used to power many things, including the Swing Bridge across the Tyne, and London’s Tower Bridge.
Newcastle was the setting for the 1971 film Get Carter and the pub Carter enters after alighting the train in the city is still there, right over the road from the station’s main entrance.
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