Monday, 19 March 2007

The Malt Shovel, Horsham 19th March 2007

Again, needed to watch England playing in the cricket world cup, so went to the pub in Horsham most likely to be showing it.

The match lasted for eight hours, so I was able to taste several beers...

O'Hanlon's Firefly (3.7%): Slightly wooly tasting and indistinct, but still acceptable bitter. Apparently this is organic bitter.
Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter (4.0%): The first pint was strangely watery tasting and not so good, but the second and third were lovely and of the standard I would expect here.
Ventnor Pistol Night (4.4%): Pleasant beer with an initial taste of bitter hops and a sweet warm aftertaste.
Timothy Taylor Landlord (4.3%): Very light coloured slightly hoppy beer. Good but I have tasted better pints of this.
Brakspear Bitter (3.4%): Unpleasant thick sweet beer.

The cricket was boring but the beers were ok. Unfortunately the pub was really smoky and I was coughing for a proportion of the afternoon.

NB Sorry no picture due to no camera. See the comment on the Sussex CAMRA Beer Festival entry for details.

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