We have our first brewery to win 2 polls, running away with the votes on this one…
1. Marble Pint 3.9% ABV (bitter)
Former guest on the show and Manchester-based blogger Rowan Molyneux has this to say about the winning beer… Marble has been one of my favourite breweries since I started drinking beer, and when I moved to Manchester I was delighted to be able to drink in Marble’s own pubs. Zingy, pale and fresh, Pint is a stalwart of the Marble range. Full-bodied despite its low ABV, the grapefruit and lemon flavours sing from the glass and its clean, refreshing nature leads you towards ordering another, and another…. To drink this by anything less than, well, the pint, would be an injustice! For me, Pint is the perfect session beer.
5. Fyne Ales Jarl 3.8% (blonde)
6. Brewdog 5am (red)
7. Adnams Broadside (bitter)
8. Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted (golden)
9. Fuller’s ESB (extra strong bitter)
Marble’s Pint now joins Magic Rock’s Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady, Kernel India Export Porter, Beavertown Gamma Ray, Camden Town Hells and Marble Dobber in the winners poll later on in the year.
We did say this was going to be the last poll but due to popular demand, there will be one more poll before we get to the ‘best of the best’…
The UK Top 10 Specials will covers styles including (bit not exclusive to) sour, lambic, gose, saison, grand cru and anything else that hasn’t been covered in any of the other polls.
You can nominate your favourite specialty beers sin the comment box below or via Twitter using #UKTop10Specials until Friday 9 January. The poll will run from Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 January and the winner will also be added to the UK Top 10 Beers poll at the beginning of February.
Thanks to everyone who took time to cast a vote, we hope you enjoy giving these beers a try.