Friday, 25 March 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Teignworthy Amy's Ale
The basics: This 500ml 4.8% bottle conditioned pale ale is named after the brewer’s first born. It poured light amber with reasonable carbonation and a thin off-white head. The aroma was subtle; a little fruit and biscuit malt.
Taste: Medium bodied, it was quite smooth and didn’t drink its strength. There was some orange, a little caramel and definite biscuit malt. I quite like biscuit malt, so I found it to be pleasantly easy drinking.
Finish: Biscuit malt with a surprisingly bitter edge.
Conclusion: After sampling the Spoons festival again yesterday, I was looking for something not too taxing. And I found it. It's a decent enough session beer with a dry, moreish, finish. But although 4.8% doesn’t register as particularly high on my radar, there are possibly weaker beers that will give you the same result. One for your sister.