Alistair Quarterman, 27, administrator, from Chester, Cheshire The Combined Harvest name conveys the essence of the product well. The packaging catches the eye thanks to the auburn colour of the ale through the clear, traditionally shaped bottle. The label on the front depicts all sorts of farming paraphernalia giving it that rural, real ale atmosphere. The appearance is very pleasant and I suppose the best way to describe it is warm’. On tasting the beer, I knew immediately that I was sampling a truly real ale. The multitude of wheat, rye and oat malts stamped a distinctive flavour on my palate that stood out from the more robust’ real ales. It is a very smooth, tasty ale best savoured to appreciate the flavour. It has that wheat and barley, real ale taste, but there is a nice warm undertaste which I found gave it that little bit more character. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to appreciate that real ale experience. Rating out of 25 ­ 19 {{DRINKS }}