SIMCOE SMALL PALE

BREWER: Fourpure Brewing Co., South East London

STYLE: Pale Ale 

ABV: 2.9%

VESSEL: 330ml tin 

TWITTER: @fourpurebrewing

INSTAGRAM: fourpure

 

JYMI SAY’S…

This evening’s early talking points:

One – The strength of this beer.

Two – The state of how it looks in the glass once poured.

C – The 0 at the top of the tin logo.

One…

Ok, I’m instantly panicking about the ABV here.  2.9% is too low for a beer to taste good? This is a little ridiculous for me to say I suppose as Tamarind and Lime Leaf Sour by Brick was only 3% and Sammy and I both loved it and our top rated beer out of the 122 we have done so far is only 3.6% but still… 2.9%, you are having a laugh Fourpure no? #worried

Two…

I’m sorry, when your beer comes out looking like a lemonade / beer cross (someone really should give that a name), spirits dip. Don’t get me wrong a decent shandy at the perfect moment can be heavenly but when embarking on a review of a pale ale, it’s not something you expect to enter your phyche .  #rightworried

C…

The part of the tin artwork above the sun and below the word Flavourly for me looks like a 0. Which makes me think 0%. Which makes me think alcohol free. Now I know it’s a low boy but this 0 as well as the very neutral and soft colours used in design just honestly take me down the no alcohol beer road. Design wise for me this is a pretty huge error.  #LIKEREALLYWORRIEDPAL

Right, early talking points over… time to taste this ruddy gargoyle.

 

Hang on, what… this beer tastes fantastic?!

I mean after sip one I’m thinking it’s lacking a little bitterness at the end but other than that it really does have a great great great taste to it!

It took me until the end of sip three to start actually picking up a decent level of bitterness at the end, so I suppose that’s the only negative dealt with.

My oh my, what do we have here, honestly!?!

2.9% ABV and tasting incredible frankly. Lovely citrus nose and taste upfront that develops into a passion fruit middle and slowly grows to a light yet great bitter finish. This pale has blown my mind apart and I suppose that the genius here is that it actually wouldn’t, even if you had a truck load of them.

HANDCLAP… and another HANDCLAP

Jymi’s Rating: 88%

 

SAMMY SAY’S…

Boy oh boy is Simcoe Small Pale an absolute winner of a beer.

It’s so light you could mistake it for being shandy when it’s in the glass. But for such a light beer it really does pack one heck of a flavour punch. Owie!

I’m going to cut straight to the chase. This is possibly one of the biggest surprises of a beer that I’ve ever consumed.

It’s flavoursome.

It’s refreshing.

It’s got great character.

It’s less than 3%. I frickin know. It’s less than 3%.

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Sammy’s Rating: 93%

MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 90.5%

 

MOB review next weekend: FALSE COLOURED EYES by GARAGE BEER CO.

FCE PRE

NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE IS BEING LOOKED AT BY THE MOB SQUAD IN 4 WEEKS TIME

THE MAGNIFYING BEER GLASSES ARE OUT

BEER IS BETTER TOGETHER 

@MUSEONBOOZE 

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