Seemed like an appropriate beer to have on such a glorious day, must have been the hottest of year so far. So after a day starting in Cardiff Mermaid Quay, walking the length alongside the bay to the barrage at Penarth, and catching the water bus back, a cool light refreshing beer was exactly what was needed.
Sunraker is a golden ale, described as a 'delicately hopped refreshingly light beer' on the label.
Very light gold indeed in colour, it had a small bubbly head although it didn't last to long. Aroma was flowery, grassy and a little metallic. Crisp and citric also. A light to medium body, a little oily, and i tasted earthy dry tones, a little herbal almost, some pepper?
Damn refreshing. It has again a little metallic notes, and with the dryness that all makes it seem not to dissimilar to some pilsners. Its the slight fruitiness that brings it into the golden ale camp.
I can imagine that on a hot day, pub beer garden, on cask, this would be hitting that spot just right. A sweet thought for the summer ahead i hope.
You can buy Quantock beers from local farmers markets, or from myBrewerytap, or West Country Ales.
Again, thank you to Rob from Quantock.