24 CARAT

BREWER: Rebellion, Buckinghamshire

STYLE: Golden Ale

ABV: 5%

VESSEL: 500ml bottle

TWITTER: @RebellionBeer

INSTAGRAM: rebellionbeer

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

So, here we have 24 Carat. It’s nothing to do with donkeys or rabbits, because that would be 24 Carrots. Quite a good idea for a beer really, but that’s for another time.
I’m not a fan of the gold tinged label. I get why The Marlow Brewery have produced it, I really do. But it just doesn’t quite work for me.
However, what I do like is that when you pour 24 Carat from the bottle, you don’t have to bring the glass to your nose to get the aromas. They readily fill the surrounding air and there is the strong smell of hops. Tropical, sweet hops. Good job on that front Rebellion.
On the palate, 24 Carat is sweet on your first meeting. Then quickly backing that up, you get the dry bitter aftertaste. It’s almost too bitter, but it’s just right. Well balanced and fruity makes for an enjoyable drink.
It’s possibly too fruity and bittersweet for a session beer. But for a one (or two) off down the country boozer with your pals, well, 24 Carat would be right at home.

Sammy’s Rating: 73%

 

JYMI SAY’S…

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%

 

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