Mark Tetlow picks his top ten beers

Published on July 10, 2014

Mark Tetlow is a master brewer and quality assurance manager for Leicestershire’s Everards Brewery. To say he knows brewing and loves his beers is something of an understatement! Here he chooses his top ten of all time and includes tasting notes…

1. Everards Sunchaser
“Zesty honey and lemon flavours. Soft and refreshing with a sweet aftertaste.”

2. Fuller’s London Pride
“Classic malty beer with floral hop notes and a long, full aftertaste.”

3. Timothy Taylor Landlord
“Great bitter beer with loads of spicy hops balanced by a dry, malty body.”

4. Blue Monkey Infinity
“Golden ale with the full-on lemon citra hop character.”

5. Courage Directors
“Complex, malty, hoppy beer with warming, resinous notes.”

6. John Martin’s Biere Des Flanders
“Dark, malty, sour lambic beer. Lots of sweet candy characters married to roasted malts with a sour, tart aftertaste.”

7. Leffe Brune
“Molasses, candy, hops, roasted malts – what’s not to like?”

8. Bacchus Kriekenbier
“Lambic sour beer infused with cherries. Sharp, zesty, fruity and refreshing. Drink it with rich chocolate cake, bliss!”

9. Meantime IPA
“Strong and heavily hopped real IPA. Spicy, fragrant, floral and so bitter. Classic example of an old-style IPA. Works well with a curry.”

10. Chapel Down Curious Lager
“Fruity lager with grapefruit, melon characters. Champagne yeast gives the beer a dry fizz and wine-like characteristics.”

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.