BREWER: Hepworth, West Sussex, England
STYLE: Pale Ale
VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 21st November 2021
Nowadays we expect a beer marked as a craft pale ale to have that hallmark tropical nose. That’s not the case with Sussex. But then, neither is the traditional label, which I happen to quite like. The nose, however, is a little unremarkable and more reminiscent of a golden ale rather that a pale.
Onto the drinking… which is…. Interesting.
Again, definitely not like a craft pale. In fact nothing like you might expect at all. There’s a hint of sauerkraut about it. Yes folks, I did just liken it to sauerkraut. This gives way to cut grass. And as awful as this sounds, it is funnily enough not altogether unpleasant. That having been said, it ain’t setting the world alight either.
Not what you’d expect on any front. But worthy of whetting your palate with.
Sammy’s Rating: 62%
What we have here is a very thin, almost water like, textured beer. However, whilst this beer is far from great, it is without doubt saved by a good hop punch in the sip n swallow. The whole experience of this brew is a little clunky but I did quite enjoy it overall to be fair. But the long and short of it is this… Without the hop hit finish this beer would be poor. I think in the brew it is relatively poor anyway, but as mentioned, somehow I did enjoy.
Jymi’s Rating: 64%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 63%
MOB review next weekend: OTTER ALE by OTTER BREWERY
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze since 2017