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).
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.