“Murray’s Punch & Judy’s Amber Ale is delicious proof that lower alcohol does not mean less flavour.” Weighing in at 3.9% Punch & Judy’s is hardly a low alcohol beer, more a strong ‘boys bitter’. Murray’s craft brewing Co, based in Port Stephens, NSW have made a deep amber ale with plenty of Punch and a fair bit of Judy too.
This is a delicious, full flavoured ale with undertones of of crispy creme brûlée caramel and warm wholemeal toast. My only problem was the gas, there was too much of it. At first sip my whole mouth filed with bursting bubbles and come to think of it, the same thing happened on second sip too! After a few more attempts, I gave the bottle a bit of a nudge in order to let some gas out and of course ended up wearing most of it on my trousers. Would love to try this on a hand pump, as cask conditioning would solve the fizz problem. If Murray’s are interested in sending up a keg, my address is available upon application.
Here’s the wonderfully named, ‘Pulled Apart By Horses’ with the equally wonderfully named, ‘I Punched A Lion In The Throat’ Please don’t try this at home