O’Hara’s Brewery Winter Star is a spiced rye pale ale which features a natural spiciness ideal fro the season. The brewery has recently launched its 2016 edition of the beer which is available by itself or as part of the O’Hara’s Craft Beer Christmas Gift Pack.
O’Hara’s Brewery Winter Star is light copper coloured with a lightly carbonated white head. Its flavour is enhanced with spice additions, most notably cinnamon, followed by orange zest and citrus, balanced with rye breadiness. It’s rich and mellow with a mild bitter hoppy note. It works well as a post meal session beer. Ideal for crumbling desserts such as cherry or apricot tart. If pairing with a cheese board, soft goats cheese, or mature cheddars work best.
Best Served: 8-10°
Fermentation: Top Fermentation
Availability: Seasonal, 50cl bottle, keg, cask (occasional)
RRP: €2.89 for 500ml bottle available in leading supermarkets and independent off-licences.
O’Hara’s Brewery Winter Star is also available as part as Christmas Gift Packs, great for craft beer veterans and novices alike!
The O’Hara’s Craft Beer Christmas Gift Pack (RRP €9.99) is beautifully packaged to go straight under the tree and is available to buy in all good supermarkets and independent off-licences. Each pack contains O’Hara’s Winter Star, IPA and Irish Stout.
The O’Hara’s Craft Beer Party Pack (RRP €23.99) includes eight 500ml of beer plus tasting notes and bottle opener. Each pack includes O’Hara’s Winter Star, Irish Stout, IPA, Hop Adventure, Notorious, ‘Opsession and Irish Red.
The O’Hara’s Imperial Stout Gift Pack (RRP €10.99) is the perfect gift for the craft beer connoisseur. This complex beer, brewed to celebrate O’Hara’s 20th anniversary this year, has intense flavours of liquorice, dried fruits, caramel coated chocolate and a hint of coffee. This gift pack also contains a stemmed glass.
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