Sharp's Brewery Doom
: The Tale of the Amber Temptress

Ahoy there, dear readers! Today, we embark on a thrilling adventure to the enchanting realm of Cornwall, where the seductive amber temptress known as Sharp's Doom Bar lies in wait. This captivating brew has bewitched the hearts and taste buds of beer lovers far and wide, making it a must-try for anyone seeking a taste of coastal magic. So, hoist your sails and let's set a course for the world of Doom Bar, shall we?

Sharp's Brewery, the masterminds behind this beguiling concoction, first began casting their brewing spells in 1994 in the picturesque town of Rock. Driven by an insatiable passion for crafting exceptional ales and harnessing the finest local ingredients, they've brewed up a range of potions that encapsulate the mystical essence of Cornwall. Doom Bar, their most bewitching creation, stands as a testament to their brewing sorcery.

At first glance, Doom Bar enchants you with its resplendent amber hue, reminiscent of the golden sun dipping below the Cornish horizon. The aroma, a tantalising potion of sweet malt, toffee, and a whisper of floral hops, conjures the beguiling warmth of a hidden cove at twilight.

As you take your first sip, prepare to be ensnared by Doom Bar's bewitching medley of flavours. The malty sweetness dances gracefully with a subtle hop bitterness, culminating in a silky, enchanting finish. With an ABV of 4.0%, it's the kind of brew that entices you to indulge in a leisurely session, without fear of waking up to find yourself transformed into a legendary Cornish piskie.

But the true magic of Doom Bar lies in its versatility. This alluring ale pairs effortlessly with a diverse array of dishes, from the freshest catch of the day to a hearty steak and ale pie. Its enchanting charm knows no bounds, making it equally at home in a bustling seaside tavern or a quaint country inn nestled deep in the heart of the Cornish countryside.

In conclusion, Sharp's Doom Bar is an ale that defies convention and dares to bewitch. It's a brew steeped in mystery, enchantment, and an unwavering commitment to showcasing Cornwall's unique character. So, the next time you find yourself yearning for an escape to the mystical shores of the Cornish coast, heed the call of the amber temptress and indulge in a pint of Doom Bar. Cheers!


  • Inapub People's Choice Award - Favourite Cask Ale Gold 2020
  • Grocer Awards - Drinks Brand of the Year 2019
  • International Beer Challenge Bronze 2019
  • World Beer Awards Silver 2019
  • Global Beer Masters Silves 2019
  • Brussels Beer Challenge - Pale & Amber Ale - Bitter Bronze 2013
  • Brussels Beer Challenge Bronze 2015
  • Food Reader Awards Best Drink 2014
  • Inapub People's Choice Award - Favourite Cask Ale Gold 2017
  • Inapub People's Choice Award - Favourite Craft Beer Silver 2017
  • International Beer Challenge Bronze (Design and Packaging) 2014
  • People's Choice Award - Favourite Cask Ale Gold 2016
  • Publican’s Choice Award National Cask Ale brand 2013
  • Taste of the West Award Bronze 2013
  • Taste of the West Award Silver 2014

Tasting notes




Toffee, caramel, light fruit


Malt sweetness, subtle hop bitterness


Balanced, smooth


Brewed by:

Sharp's Brewery


Amber Ale


Northdown, Challenger, Goldings


Maris Otter Pale Ale, Crystal



First Brewed:








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