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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Breakfast Beer Tasting: Atlantic Red Organic Celtic Ale,

Atlantic brewery are based on the coast of Cornwall, near Newquay, and have been brewing since 2005. This is a “full bodied Bitter” made with home grown organic hops and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

The basics: It’s 5% and comes in a clear 500ml bottle and is bottle-conditioned. It poured copper hued with very little carbonation and a thin beige head. The aroma was caramel and biscuit malt.


Taste: Medium bodied. Mainly malt with some sweet fruit and a nutty, biscuit texture. Quite smooth with just a slight bitterness coming through.

Finish: Short and mildly bitter.

Conclusion: Inoffensive and quite palatable as an ordinary Bitter. However, at 5% it lacks anything to really make it stand out from the crowd. One for your mother-in-law.

3 comments:

arn said...

Not tried the 'red', i have had their other three which were uninspiring and one bottle completely flat. The porterwas the better of the three

Baron Orm said...

You appear to have forgotten to mention the sludge at the bottom of the bottle - this seems to be some kind of atlantic trademark and one that I'm not fond of.

The slightest knock and the whole bottle is afloat with the little yeasty buggers!

arn said...

thats the organic bits your paying the premium for Baron!