Battersea, London, UK
Sambrook’s make a couple of really solid ales that I always go for in pubs but I recently discovered their Battersea Rye and got excited. My all-time favourite beer from the London craft beer revolution, my go-to beer and the one beer when asked if I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life is Beavertown’s 8-Ball Rye IPA. It really opened my eyes to different types of beer and specially rye beer.
When I came across this Rye beer by Sambrook’s I knew I had to give it a try. What with my love of rye beer and fondness towards the Battersea based brewery. It certainly did not disappoint. It is now most definitely my favourite beer by Sambrook’s and one I’ll be seeking out in the future. It is a “strong” beer at 5.8% but that tends to be the way with rye beer. It has that bitterness you expect rom a dark ale but also a certain sweetness too. It’s a lovely blend of the two.
It’s a very dark brown colour and is very rich. The aroma is similar to a British beer but the flavour is a bit more interesting (in my opinion). The hops in the Battersea Rye are British but are mixed with an American red rye recipe to produce a lovely beer.