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Vintage Ale 2016

A Vintage Ale that gets our vote

A close-run referendum dominated headlines in 2016, with a change at Number 10 the end result. Here at Griffin Brewery though, our focus was on number 20 - as our latest limited-edition Vintage Ale, the 20th in the series, launched to unanimous acclaim.

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A successful union

Every year since 1997, we’ve picked out the year’s finest hops and malts to make a special Vintage Ale. In 2016, alongside classic British hops, we elected to use the aromatic Nelson Sauvin variety from New Zealand - and it instantly makes its presence felt alongside the warming alcohols and rich malt character long associated with the series.

The result is a smooth, rich, and deliciously different Vintage Ale - a successful union of home-grown and far-flung ingredients.

Brewer's Notes

A bottle-conditioned beer, Vintage Ale 2016 continues to mature right up until it’s opened. When the time comes, expect a deep amber pour with notes of sherry and Cognac on the nose, and rich, complex flavours that hint at toasted grains and sweet cherry Bakewell Tart.

  • Bottle/Keg: 8.5%