BREWER: Rebellion, Buckinghamshire
STYLE: Golden Ale
VESSEL: 500ml bottle
Sammy’s Rating: 73%
Smart ol’ beer we have here, in both senses of the word….
Interior wise you’re first met with a lovely, lively and large whiff of fruit and hops. This then leads you seamlessly into your first sip which I have to say took me aback. The reason being that although the exterior is very smart, it is also very traditional. So even though I had learned from the label to expect firm nods to an American Pale, my brain was still expecting it to just be a good British ale. So of course, I dusted myself down, sat up straight and went in for another go of 24 Carat, this time knowing what to expect. She is a beauty this one let me tell you. Some British tradition in the background with some APA flair setting it all off. The first second of each sip is just fantastic, so much flavour.
On a side note I have to say… I hate the name. It’s tacky. And I feel I would be genuinely embarrassed ordering a pint of 24 Carat from our pal Ralph the landlord.
I am also not a fan of the gold nature of the label. Although it is tidy and it’s obvious why Rebellion have done it… I don’t think it looks great.
But as I say, a smart beer in both taste and appearance.
Jymi’s Rating: 81%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 77%
MOB review next weekend: VUUR & VLAM by BROUWERIJ DE MOLEN
Errr, next weekend we’re TWO!!!
104 WEEKENDS – 104 BEERS – 104 REVIEWS
WE WILL POST A TOP TEN SO FAR ON WEDNESDAY… WILL VUUR & VLAM MANAGE TO BREAK INTO IT ON FRIDAY!?!
check out our first ever review here (it’s a bit shit (actually.. it’s alright))