Sunday, 27 March 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Iceni Fine Soft Day
The basics: It’s 4%, 500ml and bottle conditioned. It poured light amber with good carbonation and a good solid frothy head. Very little aroma. There was just a slight hint of maple hidden amongst the more dominant yeasty smell.
Taste: Initially not very much flavour at all and the body is disappointing for a 4% beer. Some caramel and maple does come through eventually giving it a slight bittersweet edge.
Finish: Poor. Dies before it hits the back of your throat.
Conclusion: Another disappointing beer from this brewery. Sadly, it never really rises above being bland apart from a short furore into syrupy sweetness. There seems little point in going to all the trouble of bottle conditioning when the basic product is so badly flawed. One for the husband of the woman who lets her dog piss outside your house.