Analogue Recordings Carsbridge Barrel Aged Red Ale – ABV 13%

From Uiltje’s “most special room” of the brewery comes a full-throttle 13-percenter Red Ale with notes of creamy vanilla and whiskey.

Aroma: Big hits of chocolate and vanilla and of course that boozey kick the Carsbridge whiskey barrels.

Taste: Really full boded – it’s really rare for a Red like this – with whiskey warmth and creamy vanilla sweetness.

Verdict: Just like vinyl records, Analogue Recordings are definitely a welcome part of modern digital life.

Belgian Red – ABV 7.2%

Cherry – that’s the main ingredient and the main colour of this rich Belgian Red, with nutty continental malts and Saaz and Hersbrucker hops.

Look: Saltaire XS Belgian Red pours a rich ruby red in the glass with the aromas of banana and caramel.

Aroma: There isn’t any fruit listed in the ingredients, but you might feel inclined to check the label. It says hints of plum, but we think it’s more like juicy red cherries laced with banana, set against a smooth caramel malt body.

Food Pairing: There’s good deal of sweetness in this beer that pairs well with salty foods. If we were in Belgium we might be thinking of the Flemish speciality; ham and endive gratin – but it will works just as well with a plate of Yorkshire Ham and Wensleydale.

Verdict: Belgian Reds are sometimes referred to as ‘the Burgundy of Belgium’ – and we think this beer might just be deserving of the title ‘Burgundy of Bradford’. Delicious.