Monday, 25 June 2007

Abbeydale Moonshine

Abbeydale Brewery was founded in 1996 by Patrick Morton and his father Hugh. The business has for the past four years grown at the rate of 25% per year. The vision was and is to produce high quality beers by sourcing the best ingredients, and paying close attention to the brewing process. Principally pale malts are used in Abbeydale recipes with hops from the UK, and also from as far afield as Peru, the Western coast of America and New Zealand.

The name - Moonshine - breaks Abbeydale's ecclesiastical tradition when naming their ales. Still the instantly recognizible pump clip carries a sense of the mystical.

Moonshine is a beautifully balanced pale straw-coloured premium bitter with a distinctive floral aroma, leading to a predominantly citrus taste, with grapefruit and lemons to the fore, and a quenching bitter finish.

This is consistently Abbeydale Brewery's biggest selling beer.

First brewed in 1996 it was designed as a premium pale bitter to show drinkers of a very big and old-established brewery's offering just what a beer could taste like... After a bit of name-calling and throwing of stones, it had no trouble in establishing a reputation as the genuine Sheffield Gold Beer. It is now available as a "regular" beer at a number of outlets in and around Sheffield.

  • ABV 4.3%
Tasting Notes: A refreshing ale, fruity and light and not overly complicated. A well balanced combination of Maris Otter malt meets Willamette hops resulting a fruity - grapefruit and lemon, hoppy, bright pale bitter. A pleasing dry finish completes the experience.

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