Abel & Cole Organic Beers

The first few beers reviewed for ‘Pete Drinks’ came from Abel & Cole – a company better known for delivering organic fruit and vegetables, but who’ve been expanding their range to cover all manner of other organic goodness. Samuel Smith’s Organic Best Black Isle Yellowhammer IPA Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Little Valley Withens IPA Black… Read more »

Black Isle Red Kite Ale

Name: Black Isle Red Kite Ale ABV: %4.2 Bottled/ Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: No Bottle Size: 500 ml Price: £2.19 from Abel & Cole Colour: Amber Clarity: Bright Head/ Bubbles: Short lived head, not over fizzy. Positively exploded from the bottle, which is surprising for a non-bottle conditioned beer. Mouthfeel: Fine bubbles, almost bottle conditioned…. Read more »

Little Valley Withens IPA

Name: Little Valley Withens IPA ABV: 3.9% Bottled/ Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: Yes Bottle Size: 500 ml Price: £29.95 for 12 bottles from Little Valley online shop Colour: Golden Clarity: Clear Head/ Bubbles: Short lived head, with fine bubbles. Mouthfeel: Fizzy but the fine bubbles has an almost lager-like body. Taste: Strongly hopped, no malt…. Read more »

Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay

Name: Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay ABV: 4.5% Bottled/ Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: No Bottle Size: 500 ml Price: £1.80 from Abel & Cole Colour: Golden Amber Clarity: Bright Head/ Bubbles: Very short head. Mouthfeel: A little fizzy, but well controlled. Taste: A light maltiness, with balanced hops that linger. Comment: This is a great summer… Read more »