Quarr Abbey, Goddards

Bit off-piste for my usual hunts, but this is from the Isle of Wight, so a local brew as well as a former stomping ground, and brewed in a Belgian “Dubbel” style.

Apparently, they don’t usually sell these in kegs, but the local shop had a supply so a 500ml “Crowler” was needed!

Can’t say I’m a huge fan of the beer on presentation. Weak, slightly metallic taste – hints of darker Belgian beers – creamy and chocolatey to taste. Just not quite meeting expectations. However, a bit disclaimer – that might well be down to the way it’s arrived (also worth noting this was near-end of stock). I’d be keen to try it again in bottled form and – being so close – a great opportunity to support local breweries.