One woman's ale journey

A beery boozy journey with delightful snacks along the way and a book in my hand.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Badger First Call

With a lovely deep amber colour, I couldn't wait to sample this one and I certainly wasn't disappointed.  It has a pretty perfect head which, although it does disappear quickly, leaves just enough foamy goodness all the way down with a nice bit of lacing.

It smells of hops and orange zest but neither of these aromas are overpowering on tasting. With minimal carbonation, it is perfectly smooth with a subtle malty taste and it leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.

I don't think you can go far wrong with a Badger ale and Ale be Seeing You Again.

Brewed by Hall & Woodhouse, Dorset
4.0& ABV

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Adnams Ghost Ship

As you would imagine, I received quite a lot of beer for my birthday yesterday, so it would be rude not to crack one open today.  I received this bottle from my cousin, JP, and also had to include the fabulous card he gave me.  It fits my blog perfectly!

So on to the ale, it's a lot more of an amber colour than I expected for a ghostly pale ale. There is a distinct citrus aroma as it is poured and the head gets full marks for robustness; it maintains about half the head photographed right to the final drop with lovely thick lacing on the glass.  I was expecting a very lemony taste but I was pleasantly surprised; it certainly smells more citrus than it tastes and it has a smooth malty kick followed by a lovely bitter aftertaste, more along the lines of grapefruit than lemon.

I would definitely say this is a 'day' beer - although I don't go in the sun, thanks to inheriting Grandad's ginger skin, it's a perfect pint for a sunny afternoon in the garden.

Ale be Seeing You Again, Adnams Ghost Ship!

Brewed by Adnams, Suffolk
4.5% ABV