Hot Fuzz is a raspberry jam and cream doughnut beer from Leeds based brewery Wilde Child. As a brewery they've made a habit of producing some weird and sometimes wonderful beers since their conception in 2010. As soon as I saw Hot Fuzz on the menu at Beerheadz I knew I had to give it a go, how often do you get to drink a doughnut after all? The beer pours a fairly clear amber with very little head and contains a not to be sniffed at 5.6% alcohol.
Hot Fuzz has a pretty strong aroma, and it's an aroma that matches the description. You really can smell a raspberry and cream doughnut in there. The texture is creamy and somewhere between medium and full bodied, and the taste is seriously sweet, and that's coming from someone with a sweet tooth. Hot Fuzz certainly delivers the raspberry jam flavour, and to a slightly lesser extent the cream. It's hard not to like a beer that delivers what it promises, and in fairness it's pretty tasty. My one gripe is that it probably works better as a half or two thirds than a pint. While I enjoyed Hot Fuzz a lot, it's not the easiest beer to drink due to just how sweet it is. This probably works best as a beer that substitutes for a dessert rather than one you'd want several of on a session. I'm going to give Hot Fuzz from Wilde Child a very solid 8 out of 10.