Gyle 59 – The Favourite 6.6% Case of 12 x 500 ml
GYLE 59 is Jon Hosking (Founder & Head Brewer) Amanda Edwards (co-owner) and Emma Turner (Brewer). However, special mention must be given to Allan Swannell and the owner of Sadborow Estate, whose drive to build a brewery in such a beautiful setting played a huge part in making it all happen. All GYLE 59 beers are created with one thing in mind – flavour. They are lucky enough to have a unique supply of spring water which is used to good effect allowing the many different qualities of their ingredients to shine through.
One of their unique selling points is that they do not add Isinglass finings (made from the swim bladders of fish) to their beers. This means that often the beer will appear hazy or cloudy. This is intentional as they wish to keep all the flavour and goodness in the beer. We all believe this is more important than being able to see through the beer and, therefore, their beers are suitable for anyone to enjoy whether omnivorous, vegetarian or vegan.
The Favourite is a robust and fruity Porter. Heavily hopped with Bramling Cross and Brewers Gold, it has a flavour and aroma which remind you of dark fruits such as black cherries and blackcurrants. The rich mix of chocolate, black and crystal malts ensure that the taste of the hops are enhanced by a contrasting dark chocolate and roasted malt flavour.