A backhanded comment at ones wife. Why would you name a beer after this? Well, consider the apostrophe carefully and in actual fact this delicious English Bitter is the brewer’s wife’s bitter. A love story so they say (or just a handy little way to allow more beer to be drunk while keeping domestic peace).

Appearance 4/5
Aroma 7/10
Taste 8/10
Palate 4/5
Overall 15/20

Bottle. Reasonably clear, dark copper colour. The big malt bill is demonstrated in roasted malt, nuts, caramel and choc aroma. Just a slight whiff of cherry cola slightly detracts. Initial flavours of toasty malt, although fairly hollow through the front palate leading to a dry, moderately bitter mid palate and then into a toasted malt, toffee and nut finish. A traditional English style bitter with low carbonation, hops for bitterness rather than flavour, a big malt bill and a relatively thin palate. Made for drinking by the pint. I love it.

Well done Burleigh Brewing Co for creating a very good rendition of a favourite style so often forgotten by hop driven brewers.