Brewed to blossom

Exactly 95,000 bottles of this fabulous Vintage Ale were produced, with plenty still waiting to be opened and savoured. It's one of the fruitier beers in the series, with distinctive notes of cherry.

Exploring new ground

2004 was a year that began with the Mars Exploration Rover landing on the red planet. Later in the year, we were exploring new ground too – combining Goldings hops with Maris Otter malt for this delicious, fruity vintage.

Brewer's notes

The hops and malt work in harmony to bring ripe, cherry flavour – before a warming finish that mellows with age.

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Ingredients

 
Water
Ale yeast
Malts: Crystal, Pale
Hops: Challenger, Denall, Fuggles, Goldings, Northdown, Organic First Gold, Target

Nutrition (per 100ml)

  Keg/bottle Cask
Energy (Kcal): 84
Energy (KJ): 344.5
Protein (g): 0.64
Carbohydrates (g): 5.51
Bitterness (IBU): 40
ABV: 8.5

Food pairing

The ultimate beer for a decadent dessert.

Golen amber in colour with aromas and flavours of nuts, toffee, caramel and fruit (particularly orange). Its full body will match the dense texture of the pudding with the beers' sweetness complementing the toffee and the overall sweetness in the dessert.