Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn

Our latest visit to a Top 25 Pub in London took us to Ye Olde Mitre in Holborn: a small pub tucked away just off Hatton Gardens. Despite being relatively hidden it gets pretty rammed after work with suited city workers, although the crowds do tend to thin out as the evenings wear on. One of the ways the staff cope with the potential mayhem at the bar is to provide table service to the upstairs room where we were sitting. Not a bad idea considering the steep staircase which isn't a natural friend to lubricated people carrying a bunch of pints.

But of course we weren't here for the cosy atmosphere, cheese toasties and picked eggs but the beer. We have to admit to letting ourselves down a bit in terms of taking extensive tasting notes but we did enjoy the Fuller's Seafarers and Darkstar Original, not to mention the Adnam's Broadside. One member of our party was more conscientious than the rest of us so I'll hand you over to his notes...

Fuller's Seafarers 

Light gold colour, refreshing pine smell. Salty at first taste, earthy and a bit bitter at the swallow. Nice, fresh, light. Overall a good session ale.

Adnams Broadside

Dark amber color, light malty smell, sweet fruity first taste. Cherry at the swallow. Balanced, but a bit dense, two pints would be plenty.

Darkstar Original

Dark red colour, malty smell. Fruity but a bit bitter first taste, peach at the swallow with a bitter finish. Nice!

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