I've been brain washed on this one - subliminal advertising was at work. I've noticed it on the advertising hoardings when watching football on TV. It's amber, it's ale so why don't I love Doom Bar?
First off, it doesn't bode well that there's a teeny tiny little head on pouring which disappears to nothing, not even a solitary bubble. Yep, it's flat as a fart.
Secondly, with amber ale you expect a bit of bite - a strong taste either of burnt toffee or 2p coins but with Doom Bar I got nothing. It has a slight hint of beery taste but basically I felt like I was drinking beer flavoured water.
Doom Bar - it has a lovely colour to it but no taste and no body; it's a ghost of a beer.
Brewed by Sharp's Brewery, Cornwall
4.3% ABV (really????)
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