Monday, 11 April 2011

Fyne by Me


It isn't that usual to come across Fyne Ales beers in this neck of the woods, but last week in the redoubtable Baum I did. Funnily enough when scanning the pump clips I somehow overlooked the Fyne Ales offering, no doubt because I immediately honed in on Mallinsons Europa. (Trust me on this one, Mallinsons are never a bad choice for the lover of pale hoppy beers.) Nonetheless the lovely E is much more considered in these matters and spotted Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack lurking at the end of the bank of pumps and after enquiring after its colour, duly procured a half, remarking as she did that if it was half as good as Jarl, she was in for a treat. Now the Mallinsons was lovely, as they usually are, but the Hurricane Jack was a revelation. A beautifully balanced, hop coated, mouth filling beer of immense drinkability.  When my Mallinsons was done, I immediately procured a pint.  Gorgeous.

So another two top tips from me. Mallinsons and Fyne Ales.  You can't go wrong with either, unless unlike me, you are driving and have to leave after two, when really what was required was a session.


5 comments:

Tyson said...

So once again the redoubtable Mrs T points you in the right direction.

Tandleman said...

It's her mission in life!

Rabidbarfly said...

Totally agree, Fyne ales(in general) are fantastic! The Hurricane Jack is one of my favourites from their range.

Leigh said...

Damn. I've passed Hurricane Jack up now three times at least. On the list it goes....

Anonymous said...

Fyne Ales are most definitely one of the top breweries in the UK, and in my opinion the best one in Scotland. Their Jarl was my top beer of last year, and I look forward to catching lots of new (and old) Fyne beers in 2011.
Tara