The 2012 awards were presented by Antony Worrall Thompson at the 5th Annual Food Awards party at the Museum of London in Docklands.
Judges praised Daas Ambré for, ‘enabling gluten-free beer to hold its head up in the pub’, and called it ‘an excellent, well balanced beer with a deep amber colour, a yellow head, fruity aroma and fruity flavour; good and rounded with a dry finish’.
Daas Blond was also Highly Commended in the category, which was sponsored by Asda.
Both beers are ‘Top Fermented Bottle Conditioned beers’, meaning they undergo a second fermentation in the bottle, similar to Champagne production. Not only does this contribute to the overall quality and flavour of the beer, it also ensures that the liquid remains stable for longer than a pasteurised beer.
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