Name of beer
Boilers Golden Cornish Ale
St Ives Brewery
What the brewer says
“An easy drinking, golden coloured beer with a delightful hop aroma. Rich malt and hop flavours accompany a fruity finish.”
Lovely and golden in colour, it looks just the thing for a warm, summer’s day (they get more of them down in Cornwall than up North, where I spend most of my time).
With a very light aroma, there’s a slight fear, just before it reaches the taste buds that it might be a little weak in flavour. Fear not.
This is a lovely golden ale that goes down a treat. Of all the beers I’ve tried since starting this blog, this is the first to give me the opportunity to use the word “quaffable”.
It has quality and great flavour, but it doesn’t demand sipping. That’s ideal on a hot day when you just want to enjoy that first gulp at the bar or in the beer garden.
I’m not going to waffle on and over-complicate this. It’s a great, straightforward ale, with enough sharpness on the front of the tongue to give it more than a passing interest as it goes down.
Now all we need is the sunshine.
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