It’s Christmas. Or so the continuous cacophony of Yuletide tunes that have assaulted my eardrums in Tesco for months, tells me. Time to check Santa’s sack and drink some mediocre Christmas themed brown beers? Bah humbug. I think not. Let’s carry on as usual seeking justice, liberty and fine ale. And as I’m off today, I thought I’d start by a dip in the beer randomiser. That’s the big box under the stairs, in case you were wondering.
It’s a 500ml bottle-conditioned 4.2% beer. It poured very lively and settled
down to an appealing hazy gold with a large white head. The aroma was
surprising: more Belgian yeast than I was expecting. But the flavour makes it
clear what this beer is all about. It’s a classic Fuggles infused English Pale
Ale. There are strong notes of earthy toffee and a bit of a digestive biscuit
bite. The finish is mildly dry and overall it’s a pleasantly satisfying drink.
Tyson says: Not a bad way to start the day.