Wow, I haven’t had a sip of Tiny Rebel’s award-winning Cwtch (rhymes with butch) Welsh red ale since that one time the Newport-based brewery took over the Beer Kat pub in Holloway Road. So imagine my excitement when I found a few bottles in M&S on a Christmas snack run.
The beer’s dark, six-caramel-malt heart pumps with the flavour of three American hops to produce a taste that’s tart and bitter at first, yet swirling with tangy citrus and a lingering floral fruitiness. The Champion Beer of Britain 2015’s perfect balance is delicious, refreshing and rich, all at the same time. It’s going to be a red Christmas…