Tiny Rebel – The Full Nelson

Tiny Rebel - The Full NelsonIt’s Day 4 of the #12BeersOfXmas. Today’s entry is one from South Wales.

Tiny Rebel – The Full Nelson (4.8%, 330ml bottle)

This pours light golden in colour with a slight orange hue and a little bit hazy. It’s well carbonated and pours with a small fluffy head.

There’s not much aroma to this one, just very subtle hops and a hint of tropical fruits such as pineapple.

These hoppy and tropical fruit characters are much more pronounced in the taste, and it’s light bodied and really pleasant to drink and reminds me a little bit of Brewdog’s Punk IPA, just more subtle and drinkable.

Overall this is a really nice pale ale, I could happily drink this one again!

Otley – O6 Porter

Otley - O6 Porter

Following the Christmas break I’ve managed to get a bit behind on the beerbods again! This is one I should have had 3 or 4 weeks ago, (I was just waiting for the real cold weather to settle in).

Aroma – Hints of roast coffee and chocolate were the predominant aromas that came through after first opening, but after a couple of minutes most of the aroma had disappeared to be honest leaving just the smallest hint of roasted malt.

Appearance – Deep and dark, with hints of red when put in front of the light. Not really much head formation.

Flavour – Roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee, nuts and biscuit throughout. It’s interesting and complex and really makes up for the slightly disappointing aroma.

Mouthfeel – Medium-light and with slight carbonation.

Overall – A really nice and drinkable porter.

Would I buy more? – I really quite like this one, so yes I’d definitely grab hold of some more for the cold evenings.