Wychwood Plumduff

logo_wychwood_2.gifRead­ing and writ­ing lots of beer reviews can get dull, but every now and then you have a beer that’s so damn tasty you have to write about it. Even more so when it comes from a sur­pris­ing source.

We’ve nev­er been that enam­oured of Wych­wood – we just don’t find their beers that excit­ing. But we picked up the sea­son­al Plum­duff a month or so ago on the rec­om­men­da­tion of the Beer Nut, whose review you can find here.

We’ve only just tried it, and it is love­ly indeed. The addi­tion of plum juice makes it fruity, but not in an over-pow­er­ing fruit-beer type of way. Def­i­nite­ly ale first and fruit lat­er. It smells and tastes not unlike a Bel­gian “abbey” ale, like Ciney, with very slight sour notes. Or per­haps a bit like Cain’s Raisin beer.

It feels stronger and there­fore more “warm­ing” than its 5% sug­gests (this is not always a good thing, but def­i­nite­ly wel­come dur­ing this cold snap!)

I gath­er from their site that this is just brewed for Sainsbury’s, and just at Christ­mas. Pity.

Any­way, I’m sure Wych­wood don’t need our love, but I thought I’d put this up to encour­age oth­er Wych­wood apathists to give it a go.  Big thanks to the Beer Nut for the rec­om­men­da­tion.


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