Monday, 28 February 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: St Patrick's Best
The basics: The beer poured a light amber colour with good levels of carbonation and a tight head that had a pleasing level of retention. There’s not much in the aroma-a little caramel and maybe just a faint hint of woodiness.
Taste: To me, the beer seemed a little thin. I know the American version (brewed under license) is 4.2% and perhaps it needs that little extra in the trouser department to do it justice. The initial taste of malt and caramel, with a little woodiness thrown in, soon gives way to a smooth, inoffensive mouthfeel.
Finish: Short and disappointing.
Conclusion: A pleasant enough breakfast beer for the beginner, but lacks the depth to please the experienced palate. One for your mother.