Beer #87 - W/C 24 October 2016
BREWERY // Moor Beer Company was started in 1996 on a former dairy farm in the Levels and Moors area of Somerset. Beers were designed to reflect the local heritage and brewed on a 5 barrel plant. In 2007 the brewery was taken over by Californian Justin Hawke who has since expanded several times (including a move to Bristol) while continuing to create outstanding, award wining beers. Justin also spent time living in Germany during his time in the US Army and his beers are influenced by the best of German, British and US brewing practices.
TASTING NOTES // New Zealand isn't the only place developing new hop varieties. Jester is a new hop variety developed in Gloucestershire (about 30 miles from Moor's brewery) designed with punchy bitterness and intense aroma to stand alongside the New World varieties. Union'Hop has a rich but light malt bill of British floor malts to make for a very sessional beer which showcases the Jester hops. Aromas are pine, herbs and blackcurrant and the flavour is similar. Melon and citrus flavours shine through which match the honey-sweetness of the malt perfectly to make for a quaffable and satisfyingly dry ultra pale ale. Unfined, Unfiltered, Unpasteurised and conditioned with live yeast.
BREWERY // Moor
BEER // Union'Hop
STYLE // Pale Ale
ORIGIN // Bristol, Somerset
ABV // 4.1%
TEMPERATURE // Cellar Temp- 10-13C
FOOD MATCH // Chicken Tagine w. Onions, Honey & Mint. Spiced Moroccan Couscous. Bread & Butter Pudding.
GLASS // China Tankard, Dimpled Handle Mug