When I was at the Cropton Brewery (The New Inn) I absolutely loved their Honey Gold so I thought I would bring a bottle home to try.
The beer didn’t have the same distinct smell of carmel waffels or the creamy head that it did in the brewery, but then again I didn’t really expect it to; bottled ale is rarely as good as hand pulled ale.
The beer still looked and tasted great. It has a lovely golden colour, smelt slightly of honey, and had a decent body, again not quite as much as in the pub, but still enough for it to give a good mouth feel. It didn’t seem to be quite as flavoursome as the pub pint but still had a lovely sweetish flavour and was something you could sit and drink all night.
I would thouroughly recomend that you should try the Cropton beers or even better visit the pub and have a look round the brewery.