BREWER: Longdog, Hampshire, England
STYLE: Golden Ale
VESSEL: 500ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 14h August 2022
Leaving the frankly shocking packaging to one side…
We have a total cracker of a beer on our hands here!!!
From the moment you lift the lid until when you have swallowed your final swig I challenge you not to be impressed with this brew from Hampshire based Longdog. And what a name for a beer too! A Golden Ale named Golden Poacher, class!
So the first thing you get when you have popped the bottle open is a very nice aroma indeed, it’s not complex, it’s not challenging, just VERY beery and VERY good. The intensity of the nose does fade a little once in the glass but the quality remains. As soon as you’ve taken your first sip of GP in, you know things are going to work out just fine. A crushable refreshing start then leads the drinker to a cracking hoppy citrus middle and then onto a LOOONG bitter aftertaste. Excellent.
And all coming in at 3.9% ABV!
Very good work indeed you stretched canines you.
Jymi’s Rating: 84%
Imagine you’ve been for a nice little summer’s walk. You’ve got a bit of a dab on from the warm sun which has been bathing you as you rambled through the countryside. And then, you stumble across a quaint British pub. Of course, what you’re looking for is a thirst quenching golden ale. You’d best hope it’s something of the quality of Golden Poacher. Because this is a cracking beer.
Sure, it’s a little lacking in the packaging department. But hey, who gives a damn?
Golden Poacher is light upfront with a fantastic bitter citrus finish. It’s everything a golden ale should be. And when a golden ale is spot on, there’s little out there that can top them.
But, let’s be clear, although I’ve painted one scenario above, Golden Poacher would serve you well on any occasion. To be fair, whenever you’re looking for a good brew, you won’t go wrong with this.
Put simply, Golden Poacher is a wonderful beer.
Sammy’s Rating: 88%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 86%
MOB review next weekend: UTOPIAN DOPPLEBOCK by UTOPIAN BREWERY
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