BREWER: Fourpure Brewing Co., South East London
STYLE: Pale Ale
VESSEL: 330ml tin
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.
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
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
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%
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 got great character.
It’s less than 3%. I frickin know. It’s less than 3%.
Sammy’s Rating: 93%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 90.5%
MOB review next weekend: FALSE COLOURED EYES by GARAGE BEER CO.