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Letter: Audit Ale is Amazing

Published on: 25 Nov, 2016
Updated on: 25 Nov, 2016
Little Beer Corporation's new Audit Ale incorporating a similar label as to the original.

Little Beer Corporation’s new Audit Ale incorporating a similar label as to the original as produced by Friary Meux

From Matthew Alexander

See: Guildford Micro-brewery’s Tasty New Audit Ale Based On The Original Friary Meux Brew

Just tried my first of half-dozen purchased from the Inn at Home in the Upper High Street.

Amazing! Brought back memories of what we used to call “stingo” which I believe was formerly a slang term for a very strong beer, otherwise known as a barley wine.

Several breweries produced stingoes in my youth, mostly in the Midlands and the North. I think Samuel Smith’s still have a Yorkshire Stingo, though I’ve not tasted it.

Other breweries are still making barley wines, though not under that name – Whitbread’s Gold Label (ABV 10%!) is perhaps the best known.

I plan to get in another dozen Audit Ales for Christmas.

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Responses to Letter: Audit Ale is Amazing

  1. Joyce Kirkpatrick Reply

    November 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Recently whilst oop North, I sampled a delightful beer names Wainwrights Golden Ale, named after t’famous Lakeland rambler Alfred Wainwright, author of Wainwrights Walks.

    Haven’t found a supplier here, tried the new shop in upper High Street, lots of golden ales but not this one.

    Any ideas anyone?

    Tesco is advertising it (click here). Offer running of four bottles for £6. Presumably stocked locally but we have not checked.

    I must say your recommendation and their description has made me add it to by “beers to taste” list. Thank you.

    Tesco does not pay us to advertise, unfortunately, so – other fine beers are available at other suppliers – as they say. Ed

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