Indian Summer | Elgood and Sons Ltd

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Indian SummerIndian Summer

Brewed by:
Elgood and Sons Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 10-10-2012

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Aug 2013. Picked up last year as part of the Sainsbury's Beer Hunt and stored in my garage.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden-amber colour with faint sediment and good carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of mild caramel malt with hints of fruity ale yeast, grass/hay and stewed leaves. Uninspired.

Tastes of mild caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of fruity ale yeast and stewed leaves. Highly attenuated and rather harsh, with hints of cardboard in the background. A restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with decent carbonation and reasonable body. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves and faint yeast esters.

Meh - a lacklustre non-event. Looks alright, but the aroma and flavour are dull and bland. Body is OK. Nothing special; another pale ale that seems to have been created in pursuit of a market section rather than as a quality beer. I'm never sure how some of the Beer Hunt candidates make the selection. At any rate, no great shakes. Give it a miss.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear 500ml bottle: best before Sept 2013, poured into an 'Old Speckled Hen' badged vase shaped pint glass on 10th Oct 2012 @ home.

Golden blonde body with a full, deep creamy head of off-white foam topping it off nicely.

The nose is a blend of hop notes: floral and fruity with sweeter biscuity malts also playing a part in the aromas.

The taste is again a mix of flavours: initially semi-sweet then a hop dry and bitterness asserts its self somewhat and that carries on into the aftertaste.

Refreshing more than interesting: a hoppy, middle of the road Pale Ale that flatters to decieve: not as exotic as the front label implies anyway!

Might be good with a curry: didn't match with my soft cheese (Light Philadelphia with garlic and herbs) and salted biscuits too well.

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Indian Summer from Elgood and Sons Ltd
3.05 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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