Marstons Classic Ales of England Collection Pack (12 x 500ml)
Take an ale trail amongst England's finest breweries with a selection of 6 award winning beers, from the South coast to the Lake District, showcasing how great...... more
Take an ale trail amongst England's finest breweries with a selection of 6 award winning beers, from the South coast to the Lake District, showcasing how great English beers, like fine wines, have a diversity of flavours and characteristics to savour and enjoy. Marston's Pedigree 5% abv Marston's Pedigree beer is brewed in its own 'Cathedral of brewing'. The world famous Burton Union brewing system of 264 interlinked oak barrels encourages Marston's Pedigree beer to ferment & slowly mature like no other beer in the world. Wychwood Hobgoblin Beer 5.2% abv Traditionally brewed to produce a wonderfully well balanced blend of smooth, rich & satisfying flavours from chocolate & crystal malts combined with a crisp, refreshing bitterness from Styrian, Goldings and Fuggles hops. Brakspear Oxford Gold 4.6% abv Craft brewed with English Goldings and Styrian Hops and fermented with the unique Brakspear yeast. Oxford Gold provides a golden beer with a subtle fruity flavour and zesty aroma. A great partner for bolder, sweeter foods such as roast gammon, spiced ham, bbq chicken, washed rind cheeses & mature cheddar. Banks's Bitter 3.8% abv A classic easy drinking Banks's beer with malty, hoppy flavours and a refreshing clean, bitter finish. Deep gold in colour. Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.7% abv A supremely refreshing golden ale, brewed with pure Lakeland water drawn from the breweries own well. Brewed by craftsman at the Castle Brewery; carefully selected old English hop varieties: Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger along with the addition of pale ale malt and a generous handful of chocolate malt gives this beer its unique characteristics. Ringwood Old Thumper 5.6% abv The wild boar of beers, Old Thumper is a copper coloured full-flavoured strong ale brewed with floor-malted Maris Otter barley and Goldings, Progress, Fuggles and Challenger hops.
Advantages: Tasty, good value, good packaging, fantastic!! Disadvantages: None whatsoever
...When Ciaos product of the week came up as Cathedral City Mature Cheddar Cheese this week, I decided to have a go as this is the only cheese we keep in our house, purely because every member of my household holds this cheese as their firm favourite, and heres why ???.
~What is Cathedral City?~
Cathedral City is Dairy Crests leading brand of cheese. Dairy Crest brought the brand from...
Advantages: Good source of calcium & protein, not too expensive Disadvantages: Not strong enough, too fatty, texture too waxy
...prefer my cheese to be very firm?..bordering on dry, as opposed to pliable and creamy.
I?ve tried Cathedral City Mature Cheddar in several different dishes and recipes, and when melted, I find it a fair bit greasier than some other cheeses. Once when I made cheese on toast with this product, the grease emission was so copious, that the finished result was exactly like fried bread!
Advantages: Great taste, price and very versitile! Disadvantages: Nothing.
...Cathedral City Mature Cheddar
This is only my second review of a product of the week. I generally find that the product of the week is not something that I use. As I am very fond of strong cheese I am able to review this weeks "Product of the week".
I have used my standar rating guide of 1 - 5. 1 being poor 5 being excellent.
Below are my thoughts.