BREWER: Box Steam Brewery, Wiltshire, England

STYLE: Golden Ale

ABV: 4.5%

VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle


INSTAGRAM: boxsteambrewery

DATE OF POST: 22nd January 2021



After you’re through the slightly odd writings about Brunel and him having a piston break due to damp conditions and then moving not very seamlessly on to tell us that Goldings and Casacade hops never fail whatever the weather the drinker is free to move on and drink this rather tasty ale.

Forgetting the non event of the nose Piston Broke gets straight down to business. There is a good robust and full hoppy flavour up front. This should make most drinkers of this Golden Ale sit back and produce a nod of approval, as it did me. So many beers in this bracket waddle along and end up just being average. Not bad, but certainly not good. PB does not fall into to this bracket. It’s good, it is very good in fact. The hop combination delivers what is promised and in no time the consumer would be heading back for another I am sure of it. And all backed up with a pretty interesting label and cool little name. What is not to like really.

Nice work indeed Box Steam Brewery.

Jymi’s Rating: 83%



I’m going to cut to the chase; Piston Broke is a very good beer indeed.  Alright, the packaging could be brushed up on and the concept is a little off the wall.  But it’s not about that, it’s about the taste.  And with PB, the taste is great…

This golden ale has a pleasant sweetness that rolls around the tongue before the light bitterness comes in.  Piston Broke is well brewed and well balanced.  It does all the things that you want a golden ale to do.  And it’s not a shrinking violet either.  It has something about it that makes you keep reaching for more.

There are many great golden ales out there.  Piston Broke just added their name to that list.

Sammy’s Rating: 88%



MOB review next weekend: YOU MAY SAY I’M A DREAMER by ARBOR


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