Vintage Ale 2003
True British bottle
Sports’ fans might remember 2003 as the year England showed nerves of steel to win the Rugby World Cup. For ale aficionados though, the year’s big British triumph was this exceptional vintage ale.
A traditional recipe
Our 2003 Vintage Ale was brewed to a traditional recipe, using Target, Challenger and Northdown hop varieties. Designed to develop flavour over a number of years, the 2003 vintage promises great drinking even now.
The taste is rich with notes of marmalade, raisins and Christmas cake; the spicy hops well balanced with a pleasant bitterness.
The ultimate beer for a decadent dessert
Golen amber in colour with aromas and flavours of nuts, toffee, caramel and fruit (particularly orange). Its full body will match the dense texture of the pudding with the beers' sweetness complementing the toffee and the overall sweetness in the dessert.
- Ale Yeast
- Malts: Crystal, Pale
- Hops: Challenger, Denall, Fuggles, Goldings, Northdown, Organic First Gold, Target
A journey of discovery
Brewer’s Reserve No.4 starts its story across the Channel, in the Bas region of France. It’s there that one of the finest, rarest Armagnacs, Comte de Lauvia, is made – and it’s there we travelled to bring the old Armagnac casks back to Griffin Brewery.
Something completely different
Ride the rapids of Wild River
Riding the wave of the US craft beer movement, Wild River is an exciting take on American Pale Ale. It’s a double-hopped brew made with several Californian hops – a golden beer inspired by The Golden State.