Peak Ales Bakewell Best Bitter, is the first brew we undertook. It's a 4.2% cask conditioned ale which uses a recipe with the best Marris Otter and Crystal malt and Fuggles traditional English hops and of course the local Derbyshire water.
Bakewell Best Reviews
“Fantastic brewery. They brew traditional English styles extremely well. Great either on draft in a pub or out of a bottle. We visit the Peak District regularly (we live nearby). Two of the best experiences are drinking a pint of Chatsworth Gold at the Devonshire Arms in Pilsley and a pint of Bakewell Best at the Peacock in Bakewell.”
"The beer pours from the bottle with a copper amber appearance with an orange twist. It flows well down the glass and darkens the fuller the glass gets. There are grassy over tones, but they are subtle and not over powering. There was very little head from the pour that we had. However, this is not an issue as the taste makes up for any lack of foamy head. The smell is nutty and biscuit with hints of malts. The beers appearance is a rich deep amber colour and is clear throughout the pint."
"The initial taste is a blend of slight bitterness, fresh cut grass, cookies and an earthen over tone. There is a very soft carbonation, nothing to over power, but enough to lift the body and coated the mouth with a silky feel. There is a gentle bitterness that makes itself known with out over powering the other flavours. The roasted malt becomes apparent in the aftertaste. There is a light feeling of stewed fruit that can be picked up the further down the glass you go, which gives the beer an added complexity. None of the flavours are over powering which makes it a delightful drink at any time of year. We drank it at room temperature, however you could chill it if you preferred, however we found this tended to stifle the subtle complexity of the flavours from our point of view. The beer is a very pleasant drink it has a moderate intensity in the aroma with a medium body and a soft carbonation level. A very nice quaff-able beer."
- Gold Star Award – Great Taste, Guild of Fine Food 2015
- Gold Star Award – Great Taste, Guild of Fine Food 2016
- ‘Beer of the Year – 2006’ The Beer Hunter, Derby Evening Telegraph
- SIBA Regional Beer Competition 2011, Bronze, Best Bitters Category
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