Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Green Room Icon
The basics: The first thing that strikes you is that it’s a clear bottle. Something, I’ve always been told, most brewers frown upon. However, it does give you the opportunity to immediately size up the beer which was pale amber/golden. It’s a 500ml bottle and is 4%. It’s bottled at Keltek brewery where, I believe, Green Room have been brewing since reaching capacity.
There was moderate carbonation and a large frothy head. Not much aroma but some fruit and biscuit malt.
Taste: Easy going and light bodied. A little fruit with some biscuit malt dryness. Slightly lager like. Nothing too demanding, but certainly not unpleasant. Would be interesting to see if the cask version has more oomph, though.
Finish: Short mix of fruit and malt.
Conclusion: A good session beer for your Cornwall holiday or at a BBQ. Possibly a good introduction for lager drinkers crossing the divide. One for your lager drinking mate.