Looking forward to baron rating The Ale Room ales

Buying beer online seems to be going from strength to strength at the moment - what better way to get a selection of ales from micro-breweries all over the UK than sat in front of your computer with a beer in hand!  I was contacted recently by a relatively new online beer retailer The Ale Room, who were offering to send me a few samples of their range for review.

They aim to offer both traditional mainstream ales as well as more experimental and innovate beers, their website selection certainly backs this up with a range from Morland Old Speckled Hen to Oakham Green Devil IPA!

Andrew (the owner) had the following to say about why he decided to enter the online beer market:

I launched the website in March this year and it has grown month-on-month ever since. I have a background in digital (and print) media as I worked in the advertising department of a large newspaper firm in London for almost a decade. Tired of the rat race, I knew that I wanted to have a crack at being a business owner but also wanted to start a company where I had a genuine interest and passion in what I was selling (ie.not just doing it for the money). I've always liked good beer so I used this passion and the knowledge I'd picked up working on digital projects for the paper to put together The Ale Room.

Here are the beers that he sent through for review (all of which are available from The Ale Room):

A mighty fine line-up
  • Buxton Moor Top - 3.6% pale ale,crammed with armfuls of American Chinook hops, this beer oozes citrus flavour & aroma. It has a lovely sweetness balanced with a refreshing grapefruit bitterness
  • Oakham Green Devil IPA - 6% IPA, it's amazing hop harvest aroma is bursting with passion fruit, pineapple & mango developing into a refreshing citrus bitterness and a crisp, dry aftertaste
  • Sadlers Hop Bomb - 5% grapefruit. apricot jam. lemon sorbet. blood orange. gooseberry. peach. mango. passion fruit. pineapple. grapes. lime zest. lychees. melon. papaya.
  • Thornbridge Chiron - 5% American Pale, golden in colour,the aroma is subtle but spicy with citrus notes and biscuity malt. A beautifully balanced and wonderfully refreshing beer
  • Thornbridge Raven - 6,6% Black IPA, pours dark with a beige head. Aromas are of intense pine hops and sweet roasted malt. Flavours are a complex combination of bitter chocolate with pineapple & orange preceding a long bitter finish
Look out for baron ratings for these The Ale Room beers soon, and a big thank you to Andrew (@TheAleRoom) for sending them through to me! 

Buy these ales from The Ale Room

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