|St. Austell Admiral's Ale|
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.