Kashmir by Acorn Brewery

An evening at a local Wetherspoons gives me the chance to sample Acorn Brewery's Kashmir. A Ruby Red Bitter with an interesting burnt finish.

Type: Bitter
ABV: 4.7%
Brewery: Acorn Brewery

Dropping off the girlfriend at the Shot in the Dark on City Road in Cardiff, I ventured into the Ernest Willows a local Wetherspoons for a quick pint. As usual, there were a couple of Ales for sale. The one that caught my eye however, was the Kashmir by the Acorn Brewery from Barnsley.

There’s not much information regarding Kashmir on the Internet - even the Acorn Brewery website didn’t have the Ale listed on their website. Therefore I can only assume it’s some kind of seasonal or new release. Will be interesting to know.

Dark Ruby, with a brown hue, the Kashmir has a one finger head. The aroma is quite interesting, with floral notes and a malty haze.

A pint of Acorn Brewery’s Kashmir

On the palate the flavour full in the mouth, leading the way with a floral, citrus bitterness, along with a burnt hop, almost strong coffee taste. Kashmir sure does stick around! Over a minute after the first mouthful, the burn flavours just linger and linger towards the back of the throat.

At 4.7% ABV, Kashmir is definitely a alcohol driven brew. With the sensation at the back of the throat, there was also a warming attribute, that you don’t usually get with a bitter, however I did with this Kashmir.

Is Kashmir anything special. Well, not really, it’s a pretty good pint, but I’m not sure where I would place it. One or two pints of Kashmir is all you need, the burnt hoppy notes don’t exactly keep you gagging for more. I like this drink, but there’s something here I just don’t think feel quite right. A good effort, but could be better.

Rating, this is a solid 7 out of 10. Average, yet not foul, yet not a blockbuster.

See: Red Brown

Smell: Malty

Taste: Malty, Bitter/Sweet

Final Score:
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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