Winners of the 2017 awards
Presented by Antony Worrall Thompson on 28th March 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians in London
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Gold - Beer
Gold - Savoury Snacks
Silver – Beer
Autumn Brewing Company Pilsner Lager
'Inviting nose; bright, zesty, refreshing. Good with a slice lime or orange.' 'Not too sharp, clean taste, crisp easy drinking, innovative.'
'Nice, happy nose; light, fruity, bright and tangy – refreshing.' 'Light and bright, clean tasting, well balanced and hoppy without being too fizzy.'
Estrella Daura Marzen
'Lovely malty flavour, slips down very easily!' 'Strong, malty... excellent'.
Green's Tripel Ale
'Smells a touch like popcorn. Good mouth feel but a touch bland; leans towards a lager style. A clear golden light brown.'
Stringer's Outlook Dark
'Liquorice... Love the depth – slightly sweet but l like it.' 'Roasted chocolate / coffee bean; nice lightly bitter roasted notes. Good length – very drinkable.'
Bronze – Beer
Bellfield Brewery Lawless IPA
'Great colour and aroma. Delicious taste like a Brewdog style beer – would be hard to tell that it was gluten-free.'
St Peter's Dark G-Free
'A clear dark brown. Lightly roasted, salty notes. This is a traditional bitter ale.'
Stringer's Outlook Pale Ale
'Really bright and slightly fruity (apples) – quite too sharp. Good body and mouthfeel.'
Silver – Savoury Snacks
Honeyrose Bakery Kale & Spiced Nut Toast, Organic & Gluten Free
'Really unusual toasts – lovely flavours. Crispy - delicious.'
The Raw Fix Spicy Tomato Crisps
'What a novel idea! Lovely intense tomato flavour - if a little chewy!'
Wellaby's Simple Bakes Smoky BBQ
'Crisp, flavoursome, smoky – great that they are baked rather than fried. Tasty.'
Bronze – Savoury Snacks
Granovita Organic Tomato & Rocket Pâté
'Good flavour – excellent with a beer. Pleasant texture and unusual combination of flavours.'
Keogh’s Dubliner Cheese & Onion Potato Crisps
'Classic cheese and onion. Good strong flavours - great with a pin of lager!'
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