This is one of the newest beers produced by Emelisse. Following the departure of Kees Bubberman to establish his own brewery, assistant brewer John stepped up to the head brewer role.
An English Bitter is the quintessential session beer, though normally associated with cask conditioned ales. Typically low ABV, with a dominant malt and slightly fruity body and medium level of bitterness, they are the staple beers for most English beer drinkers.
Emelisse’s take on this is pretty true to style. A nice bitter sweet caramel malt body, a little fruity with a stronger hop bitterness than normal.
As intended, this is a very easy drinking beer. Flavoursome enough to keep the tastebuds interested, but gentle and sessionable.
Admirers of the Emelisse beers will notice the label for this beer is a break from their normal style. The brewery recently underwent a rebranding process, so look out for the first of the new labels on bottles in the coming months.