Tuesday, 31 August 2010

St. Austell Admiral's Ale

St. Austell Admiral's Ale
I have not seen many St. Austell beers here in South Wales apart from their Tribute and the gorgeous Cornish IPA that they make for M&S, one of my favorites of the last year. 
So i was quite surprised when down in South West Wales, in a Londis convenience store i spy not only their Clouded Yellow   but this Admiral's Ale too.

Actually i'm not sure why i was surprised as the last few times i've been in there they have had a good selection - Marstons Owd Roger, Fullers London Pride, and welsh brewers based near Carmarthen Ffos y Ffin last time.

Anyway back to the beer. After two bottles of Clouded Yellow i opened the Admiral's Ale in great anticipation. I was not disappointed, a beautiful aroma of toffee and biscuits to start with followed by a mouthful of flavours. Lovely crisp taste of fruit and and quite nutty, and slight bitterness i presume coming from the hops. Best thing is that it is a mouthful that stays, the flavour fills and lingers with you, unlike say the Felinfoel Celtic Pride i had the other day which was gone from your mouth, and memory, in a split second. 

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