I have to give a special mention to the unusual shaped bottle of Meantime's Yakima Red; it is the most unusual shaped beer bottle I have come across. It perhaps gives some hint as to the unusual taste that you are about to experience. It is a lovely red/amber coloured ale with a lovely 'thick as Guinness' cream frothy head.
It has a lovely fruity aroma, more towards red fruits than citrus, and a slightly hoppy smell. It has a definite hint of citrus flavour with a bitter aftertaste. The consistency is a bit more watery than I expected from the thick creamy head. The carbonation has a lazy feel to it as the bubbles approach the surface as if they were in a lava lamp.
Throughout drinking, the head remains with thick lacing on the glass. This beer really messes with your head; if I closed my eyes I would think I was drinking a citrussy pale ale, but my eyes tell me I'm drinking a ruby bitter. It has the best of both worlds; the lightness of a pale ale and a bitter aftertaste, leaving nutty/toffee notes on my tongue.
Ale be Seeing You Again, Meantime Yakima Red.
Brewed by Meantime, London