By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
Strength: 5.1% ABV
Brewed: Ipplepen, Devon
Although better known for its range of grooming products, The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with their local Devon-based brewery – Hunter’s – in order to craft ‘The Ultimate Pale Ale For Real Men’. Available as a conditioned man-size 500ml bottle, the brew is unpasteurised and unfiltered for optimum taste and made using Citra and East Kent Golding’s hops.
Upon pouring, an opaque amber complexion is joined by a very thin head while on the nose there are elements of grape, bread, citrus and underlying scents of caramel and vanilla. As for the taste, there’s a short finish, which follows a quintessentially hoppy taste with elements of liquorice and a welcome bitterness. The resulting taste, overall, is not the most breathtaking of pale ales, but is – nonetheless – a highly quaffable beverage.
The Bluebeards Revenge Pale Ale (500ml) is available to buy online from tuckersmaltings.com, priced at £2.70 per bottle.