Welcome back for another round of The Midweek Drink on a scorching summer day in England. With the heatwave spread across the country - and an uncomfortable heat too - the citizens are beginning to get slightly peed off of not getting a good nights sleep even with all windows wide open and all fans blowing to the max. But on Tuesday, we had a good few minutes of rain come down, leaving behind that euphoric smell of rain afterwards.
If that wasn’t enough to keep you cool, then maybe this week’s choice of beverage may do that.
For this week’s Midweek Drink, I had the chance to enjoy a dark ale brewed by Lowtide Brewing Brune DMC.
A brief history of Lowtide Brewing
Before Lowtide Brewing came about, the founders, Rob & Dave, opened their very own site n the Summer of 2019 that would seek the best alcohol-free craft beers around the world and the UK. After exploring for the best craft beers, they felt that the world could do with more choice. So they took it upon themselves and began brewing their very own AF craft beers and from that Lowtide Brewing was born and is widely recognised for its unique beers and artwork.
Three senses and a beverage
Brune DMC is an alcohol-free dark ale (0.5%) and is produced in a 440ml can with retro-like artwork of a boom-box on the front and a QR code on the back that allows you to enjoy the taste and sounds of Lowtide Brewing Co Radio.
The following ingredients are: water, hops, yeast, oats, rye, barley, wheat. This is Vegan Friendly.
This dark ale has a clear mahogany colour that resembles the same colour tone of an English Ale (obviously); high volume of carbonation that can be seen surrounding the inside of the glass and a frothy, light brown head that sticks around for quite some time.
For the aroma, I can pick out notes of caramel and a slight fruitless too. Great body; very smooth and light on the palette.
Finally, for the taste, my tastebuds dance to the subtle sweetness in the beginning of each mouthful to then finishing off with a bitter, dry aftertaste. But not too bitter which makes this dark ale very easy and enjoyable to drink.