Brewed by St Austell brewery in Cornwall, this Ale is a CAMRA award winner.
It is a very light coloured ale, poured with a short frothy head and plenty of fizz throughout. Leave it for a couple of minutes and you might be forgiven for thinking it’s, dare I say, a lager.
At first taste there doesn’t seem to be much to it. I think my thoughts at the time were something along the lines of “This has about as much body as a supermodel.” But then the flavours emerge, and grow. Slowly mind, they don’t exactly explode. Lightly fruity on the tip of your tongue, which is why it takes a while to notice, and bitter going down. Definitely something citrussy going on there. Even the malt and the hops are subtle, neither overpowering the other.
I guess St Austell were going for a very balanced amber ale here. And they certainly achieved that aim. Beautiful in its delicacy. Though would I call it a champion? Maybe not, needs a bit more “oomph” for me.
Mighty Rating ★ ★ ★ ★
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