Rotherham ale goes the Full Malty and scoops top prize

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A Rotherham ale has been crowned the Supreme Champion Beer of Yorkshire.

The Full Malty, brewed by Wentworth Brewery, was one of 90 varieties of Yorkshire ales judged at The Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival earlier this year.

Competing beers were scored on appearance, characteristics, aroma, taste and aftertaste. The Full Malty is a 5.1% brown ale, featuring three varieties of malted grains combined with German hops to create a rich spicy aroma and full malted taste.

Festival organiser Stephen Burns, chairman of Rotherham CAMRA, said: “Since we launched the competition in 2011, The Rotherham CAMRA champion beer of Yorkshire competition has become a highly sought prize among Yorkshire breweries.

“This year’s competition was particularly special as we welcomed world Superbike Champion James Toseland to take part.

“It’s fantastic to see a Rotherham-based brewery win the top prize and the win reflects the growing demand for, and popularity of, Rotherham-brewed beer.”