Acorn: Barnsley Gold v Conquestaletalk
Barnsley Gold – An award winning golden beer
Conquest – A well-hopped, traditional IPA
Acorn Brewery can be found in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and according to their website ‘is the home of meticulously crafted award-winning ales’.
Barnsley Gold – abv 4.3%
Pours into the glass a very nice clear (which can’t really be made out from the picture), golden liquid with a bubbly, rather than creamy, white head.
You can just get a slight aroma of citrus and hops but it isn’t the most aromatic of beers.
It’s a light easy drinking beer with slight citrus/honey notes followed by a nicely balanced bitter finish.
An inoffensive beer.
Conquest – abv 5.7%
A slightly darker, hazy golden colour, Conquest has a white, bubbly head.
The aroma here is definite, hops – with a hint of fruit.
This beer has a great hoppy citrus/grapefruit taste with a nice bitter finish.
The Conquest just gets the vote – both are drinkable, there’s nothing wrong with either but they just don’t set my world on fire. Compared to some handpulled Acorn beers I’ve tried they’re, well, boring…
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