Young Henry's Real Ale - Young Henry's

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Young Henry's Real Ale
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: laituegonflable on 05-21-2013

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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by laituegonflable:
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3.82/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Long-neck enjoyed with a meal at Bloodwood Newtown.

Coppery red colour, lacking head a bit, just a rim, but leaves some vibrant off-white lace around. Not a bad looking real ale.

Smells English mostly, toffee malt and crispy caramel. I was thinking crystal malt but maybe not, with some sweet notes and mild passionfruit seed from the Galaxy hops, maybe a slight grassy hop note as well. Really quite pleasant.

Taste is very malt-driven, with strong caramel notes throughout. Toffee and a touch of milkiness to it. Crystallised sugar late-mid and finishes with slight spice and herbal hop finish. Clean, fairly austere and extremely drinkable.

Fluid, maybe a touch thin. Leaves a decent after-taste and feel.

The southern hemisphere hops work a treat with the English malt base. Perfect accompaniment to meats and risottos, as well. Tasty.

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Photo of Kenee
4.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

1/3 pint in JD Whetherspoon's in Edinburgh Airport. Part of the British brewer collaborations so not the pure brew. Labelled a classic best bitter - 4%.

Classic best bitter copper colour. Looks quite thin.

Really surprising fruity smell. Much lighter and more citrus than a normal uk best bitter.

Lovely taste! Quite refreshing, good astringency. Clean, citrus, light.

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3.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Time for some Young Henry's Real Ale, and boy (girl/superstar DJ’s) am I excited, not for this beer but for the newly restocked fridge and the beers I have on offer in my future reviews... oh and this review will be good too... eh, who am I kidding? I had Real Ale 3 weeks ago at the Young Henry’s mini tap takeover at The Durham [spoiler: not as good as the Hop Ale]. Let’s do this so I can crack on with my next review... actually the one after, I’m not so excited about the next beer I have to review... just skip reading that one.

Poured from tap into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy amber body with a thin white head that shrinks into oblivion fairly fast - not great, less inspiring than the Hop Ale, with a “ho” and a “hum”. 5/10.

S: Fruity Fuggle-like* hop aromas with a solid toffee malt base. Très Anglais or “Very English” said in French the language English people most admire. One thing I did annotate is how muted the notes are - I know it’s practically a mid-strength at 4% ABV but there are plenty of well-endowed mid-strength aromas out there, and this isn’t one of them. 6/10.

T: Fruity hops combine with citric note and follow through to a light toffee malt base. Finishes with the sort of lea leaf characteristic you would find in a classic English IPA and the flavour is a step in the right direction, though it is still leaving me wanting more. 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied, borderline watery in feel with a thin UK pub carbonation. Close to style but a touch “meh”. 6/10.

D: The easier Ale to drink but overall more of a boring English cousin to the Hop Ale’s brash almost obnoxious American personality. These days I do tend towards bigger beers, nothing insane - just more flavourful, so I really wasn’t awestruck by Real Ale and went straight back to the Hop Ale afterwards. As far as this brew goes though it is a decent effort for an Australian brewer to make a beer this English and a throwback to a bygone era where men wore Alan Whickers and Syrup of Figs. 7/10.

Food match: In Cockney - Dead and sneeze or a nice and mild Ruby Murray.

*They probably are Fuggles hops, as the saying I just made goes “Where there’s Fuggles hops, there’s fruity aromas”.

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3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Brewed at Banks's for 'spoons festival. Drank half pint at 'spoons in Motherwell. An amber coloured beer with a slightly offwhite head which sticks around, leaving lacing in its wake. It has a wonderful citrus aroma with a na ccent on sweet grapefruit. The taste is all citric: orange and grapefruit. Great nose, great taste, could be a little bolder, a little seeter, a little less watery, but nevertheless a grand beer.

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