Monday, January 11, 2016

Liberation Liberation Ale Golden Brew Ale - Jersey - 27-7-15

The low down: 
So I thought it would be a chore to find this one, but off the plane, down to the beach for lunch and the cafe had them ready to serve.

We missed out on visiting the fort because the wind was too high, but the beer was a partial substitute. It's pretty hoppy for a Golden Ale, and I'm putting that down to the truck load of noble hops that seem to be core to the flavour.

It's citrussy without being too bitter, and kind of unique among golden ales I have tried. Mine happened to be the 70th anniversary variant, so that potentially impacts the flavour.

Packaging: 8/10
It's very Jersey, everything about it screams patriotism.
Refreshment: 7/10
It's refreshing, but I had a mouth ulcer and it was freezing after a European heat wave, so I can't comment too much.
Flavour 8/10
Quite a lot of big flavours, citrus is right there, with biscuit on the end.
Alcohol Content: 4/10
It's not a huge beer, but the body doesn't suffer for it.
Price: 6/10
$8.00 considering the difficulty of this tick, I'm taking it.
Total: 33/50

There are tasting notes all over the web for this brew, but I had it with scones, jam and cream. really a golden ale is basically a cup of tea, so why should Devonshire have all the fun? from now on a Saint Helier tea will be scones with jam, cream and a Liberation Ale.