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One of our favourite combinations of Allendale’s 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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Latest Allendale Ale

Curlew’s Return is on today with Wolf 😀

Curlew’s Return (4.2%): A Classic Brown coloured ale, highly drinkable with moderate bitterness from target hops, classic goldings aroma and an exciting citrus floral hop character from a late hopping of Cascade.

Review of Curlew’s Return by Robert Millichamp:

A rich red coloured ale with a nose of piny citrus hop resins hop resins over fleshy fruit leading to a bold, rounded juicy malt palate presenting rich berry fruits balanced by a crisp hop bitterness. This leads to lingering strawberry and blackcurrant notes in the bitter sweet finish that lingers with citrus hop resins. A nice juicy amber ale with rounded texture and great drinkability.

 

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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Sorry that I’ve been a bit naughty with the real ale blogging – but we’ve got Wolf on as the permanent darker ale (basically ‘cos we love it!) and pair it up with a second ale from Allendale which rotates round the rest of their range. Today it’s Swift (4.5%)

But just so you don’t forget, I’ll put the tasting notes for both below – hope to see you over the weekend to enjoy a pint or two!

 

The Swift has been known as ‘The Devil’s Bird’ possibly due to their scythe shaped wings, forked tail and high-pitched screaming call.

Spending almost all their lives in the air, covering around 2.8 million miles, they eat, sleep and even mate on the wing.

 

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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Golden Plover is sitting next to the old favourite Wolf, both from Allendale, as our guest ales 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.

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Today we have Swift and Wolf from Allendale on the bar – a good pairing of one dark and one lighter ale.

 

Swift (4.5%) is a real brewer’s beer! Premium gravity and a full citrus bitterness really make this golden – caramel coloured ale.

The Swift has been known as ‘The Devil’s Bird’ possibly due to their scythe shaped wings, forked tail and high-pitched screaming call.
Spending almost all their lives in the air, covering around 2.8 million miles, they eat, sleep and even mate on the wing.

 

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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Golden Plover (4%) is the new partner for Wolf on the bar 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.

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Been a bit behind again with posting about the real ales, and managed to totally miss out the fact that the house favourite, Wolf, has been and gone! (Sorry those who love the Wolf – but keep reading ‘cos there’s good news coming up!)

Anyway – we currently have Allendale’s Curlew’s Return on the bar, but as of tomorrow……drum roll please……..we’ll be back to having 2 handpulls, with one of them being dedicated full time to Wolf. How’s that for an outcome!!!!!

So, I’ll put the Wolf and Curlew’s info below 😀

Curlew’s Return (4.2%): A Classic Brown coloured ale, highly drinkable with moderate bitterness from target hops, classic goldings aroma and an exciting citrus floral hop character from a late hopping of Cascade.

Review of Curlew’s Return by Robert Millichamp:

A rich red coloured ale with a nose of piny citrus hop resins hop resins over fleshy fruit leading to a bold, rounded juicy malt palate presenting rich berry fruits balanced by a crisp hop bitterness. This leads to lingering strawberry and blackcurrant notes in the bitter sweet finish that lingers with citrus hop resins. A nice juicy amber ale with rounded texture and great drinkability.

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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