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 Plover back on the bar with Wolf!

A top quality blonde beer made using only Marris Otter pale malt to give a light and refreshing clean taste. Moderately hopped with Challenger and delicate New Zealand Hallertau hops. This is the perfect easy drinking beer for hot summer days!

Review by Robert Millichamp

Pale golden with aromatic grassy floral hop resins to the nose intermingling fresh piny notes with hints of sweet kiwi fruit and elderflower. This leads to a palate opening with a clean crisp fruity hop bite over firm malts that interlace delicate summer fruit like esters into the dry finish that lingers with more elderflower and dry piny hop resins. Overall a very clean, firm golden ale with a delicately dry but floral finish.

Allendale Wolf is a beautiful red coloured, full bodied beer taking its name from the famous wolf of Allendale. With bitterness coming from Challenger hops and a fruity blackcurrant aroma coming from Williamette hops. At 5.5% abv. this really is beer with bite!

Review of Wolf by Robert Millichamp:

Deep amber red with a nose of tart raspberries over fruity hops leading to a full bodied palate dominated by berry fruits balancing a firm hop bitterness and slight oaky complexity. This leads to a soft finish signatured with an orange fruit tang in the residual sweetness.
Overall I have found it big and juicy, like the Curlew’s Return except sharper and with more bite, whereas the Curlew’s has more of a rounded character. Wolf throws more to the palate, defiantly bolder with an obvious interplay between a high alpha hop bite and the slightly tart berry fruit malt tang that’s reinforced by a good ester content.

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Joining the lovely Wolf on the bar today is another beer from Allendale – Black Grouse

Black Grouse is a dark red Porter style bitter beer at 4%. Hints of coffee and chocolate with an oak aged aroma.

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Joining Wolf this weekend we have Entrepreneur (4.7%)also  from Allendale Brewery. It really is delicious and I’ve been waiting ages to get it back on the bar!

Golden caramel coloured premium ale with a delicious fruity and floral aroma. Brewed to celebrate the head brewer being named the UKs top young rural entrepreneur in 2008. Originally brewed as a one off special, but due to popular demand is now brewed whenever capacity permits.

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Two of Allendale’s lovely ales, Golden Plover and Wolf, are on today.

A top quality blonde beer made using only Marris Otter pale malt to give a light and refreshing clean taste. Moderately hopped with Challenger and delicate New Zealand Hallertau hops. This is the perfect easy drinking beer for hot summer days!

Review by Robert Millichamp

Pale golden with aromatic grassy floral hop resins to the nose intermingling fresh piny notes with hints of sweet kiwi fruit and elderflower. This leads to a palate opening with a clean crisp fruity hop bite over firm malts that interlace delicate summer fruit like esters into the dry finish that lingers with more elderflower and dry piny hop resins. Overall a very clean, firm golden ale with a delicately dry but floral finish.

Allendale Wolf is a beautiful red coloured, full bodied beer taking its name from the famous wolf of Allendale. With bitterness coming from Challenger hops and a fruity blackcurrant aroma coming from Williamette hops. At 5.5% abv. this really is beer with bite!

Review of Wolf by Robert Millichamp:

Deep amber red with a nose of tart raspberries over fruity hops leading to a full bodied palate dominated by berry fruits balancing a firm hop bitterness and slight oaky complexity. This leads to a soft finish signatured with an orange fruit tang in the residual sweetness.
Overall I have found it big and juicy, like the Curlew’s Return except sharper and with more bite, whereas the Curlew’s has more of a rounded character. Wolf throws more to the palate, defiantly bolder with an obvious interplay between a high alpha hop bite and the slightly tart berry fruit malt tang that’s reinforced by a good ester content.

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Today Wagtail from Allendale 3.8% joins Wolf 5.5%.

A traditional amber coloured session beer with a difference. The strong flavour belies the relatively low alcohol content. A slightly spicy aroma comes from Goldings and Fuggles hops, with the bitterness from English Target.

Review by Review by Robert Millichamp:

Light golden bronze in colour with an earthy sweet nose presenting orange zest, elderflower and citrus hints that lead to a light to medium bodied, delicately fruity sweet palate leading to light summer fruits intermingled with earth, slightly peppery hops in the finish. Overall a superbly balanced bitter with refined character.

Allendale Wolf is a beautiful red coloured, full bodied beer taking its name from the famous wolf of Allendale. With bitterness coming from Challenger hops and a fruity blackcurrant aroma coming from Williamette hops. At 5.5% abv. this really is beer with bite!

Review of Wolf by Robert Millichamp:

Deep amber red with a nose of tart raspberries over fruity hops leading to a full bodied palate dominated by berry fruits balancing a firm hop bitterness and slight oaky complexity. This leads to a soft finish signatured with an orange fruit tang in the residual sweetness.
Overall I have found it big and juicy, like the Curlew’s Return except sharper and with more bite, whereas the Curlew’s has more of a rounded character. Wolf throws more to the palate, defiantly bolder with an obvious interplay between a high alpha hop bite and the slightly tart berry fruit malt tang that’s reinforced by a good ester content.

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A new ale from Allendale is on the bar today alongside Wolf.

Pennine Pale (4%)
Our new Pale Ale, fermented with an american ale yeast for a clean flavour.
It uses a trio of bold new world hops: Columbus, Cascade and Citra.
We have added them at a number of stages in the brew including a dry hop fistful in the cask for a big tropical fruit aroma.
Aromatic, fruity and very refreshing.

Allendale Wolf is a beautiful red coloured, full bodied beer taking its name from the famous wolf of Allendale. With bitterness coming from Challenger hops and a fruity blackcurrant aroma coming from Williamette hops. At 5.5% abv. this really is beer with bite!

Review of Wolf by Robert Millichamp:

Deep amber red with a nose of tart raspberries over fruity hops leading to a full bodied palate dominated by berry fruits balancing a firm hop bitterness and slight oaky complexity. This leads to a soft finish signatured with an orange fruit tang in the residual sweetness.
Overall I have found it big and juicy, like the Curlew’s Return except sharper and with more bite, whereas the Curlew’s has more of a rounded character. Wolf throws more to the palate, defiantly bolder with an obvious interplay between a high alpha hop bite and the slightly tart berry fruit malt tang that’s reinforced by a good ester content.

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Today’s guest ale is Wagtail from Allendale at 3.8%.

A traditional amber coloured session beer with a difference. The strong flavour belies the relatively low alcohol content. A slightly spicy aroma comes from Goldings and Fuggles hops, with the bitterness from English Target.

Review by Review by Robert Millichamp:

Light golden bronze in colour with an earthy sweet nose presenting orange zest, elderflower and citrus hints that lead to a light to medium bodied, delicately fruity sweet palate leading to light summer fruits intermingled with earth, slightly peppery hops in the finish. Overall a superbly balanced bitter with refined character.

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