Name of beer
Chiron American Pale
What the brewer says
“Chiron American Pale is golden in colour; the aroma is subtle but spicy with citrus notes and biscuit malt. A beautifully balanced and wonderfully refreshing beer”.
Have you ever had a bottle of beer in the house that you just never seem to fancy drinking?
I have. It’s been there since Christmas, it was part of a mixed bag of gift beers and it’s the reason I haven’t blogged for a couple of weeks. I like to mix up the brewers, so that I’m not always blogging about the same ones.
This is the last bottle from a new brewer in the house. It’s still sat there. Only now, it’s open.
I have no idea why I have yet to taste it. I think it reminds me of a bottle of Holsten Pils from my younger days. Not that I had anything particularly against that beer.
I also have nothing against pale ales. Or American styles.
It’s not that I even dislike Bakewell. I went there once and it was quite nice.
I’m not even prudish about the nipply pic on the label.
I’ve run out of things I don’t NOT like about it.
It’s really nice.
I mean REALLY nice. I don’t know why I’m surprised. It has a great fruity (citrusy) aroma.
A pleasant – not overpowering – aftertaste. And it goes down beautifully.
It essentially is what it says on the bottle, “a beautifully balanced and wonderfully refreshing beer”.
Now, if that isn’t a lesson, what is?
The good news, now that I have tried it and found I like it, that it is a 500ml bottle, so there is still plenty to enjoy…cheers!
(The real irony is that, just as I post this, I realise I HAVE already reviewed one of Thornbridge's beers! D'oh!)
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