Drayman's Delight (500ml Bottle)
Each month Naylor's like to introduce new and innovative ales to their range. These may take the form of 'seasonal? specials that reflect the distinctive character of celebrations like Christmas, Halloween or Bonfire Night, or simply have the flavour of the seasons like Summer and Autumn. Others, like Crystal Wheat and Drayman's Delight have a character all their own and have become firm favourites.
Light amber color, clean, with a very big fizzy head that doesn’t resist. The aroma shows some light but very nice quality hop. Unfortunately the body is too weak, in the front; it has a reasonable caramel and toffee flavor and a good hopping, a bit grassy, but noble. The bitterness is ordinary. It’s a fresh and enjoyable beer, that would be great if they dared push it a bit more.
In England, many breweries have a number of bitters in their range. The style that has come to be known as Premium or Special Bitter generally includes the stronger ( 4.6%-6.0%) examples. These are mostly served in the traditional way from the cask, but some are also found in bottle form where the extra malt allows them to stand up better than the more delicate ordinary Bitter. In the US, the designation ESB is common for this style, owing to the influence of Fuller’s ESB, the London brew that was among the first to be exported to the States. In the US, some ESBs are made with American hops and a clean yeast, but the alcohol range is the same, as is the range of bitterness, usually between 25 and 35 but occasionally creeping higher.