One woman's ale journey

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

Sunday 7 August 2016

St Austell Cornish Red Ale

Mouthwatering malty aromas are released as soon as the cap comes off so I couldn't wait to try this one.  It is bottle conditioned and does contain some live yeast, so I poured it slowly and carefully to get a nice clear ruby red ale.  It has a lovely thick creamy head which does disperse slightly leaving about half a centimetre of thick beige foam.

It smells like a lovely thick slice of malt loaf and has a very unusual bitter orange tang and a sweet toffee aftertaste.  There is very little carbonation evident so it is really surprising to experience a multitude of bubbles bursting on the tongue.  I seem to get a different experience with each mouthful: oranges, toffee, spices, malt loaf, grapefruit and honey roasted nuts.

Although I would have preferred it a little smoother, and perhaps it would have lost some fizz if I had drank it slower, it's still one Ale Be Seeing Again!

Brewed for Marks & Spencer by St Austell Brewery, Cornwall
4.9% ABV

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