Heading back to a new brewery today with the folks over at Wimbledon Brewery. This time around I’ve got their Gold Lager, which also makes this the debut for lagers on the blog so was looking forward to getting stuck in!
Gold has a slight haze to it due to being unfiltered which I’m a fan of. Let’s you know straight away there is going to be a bit more flavour than your bog standard lagers. Well carbonated and produced a lovely white head. I didn’t get much from the nose in all honesty. Flavour wise Gold is really pleasant. A touch of sweetness coming from the malt and a hint of pepper makes for a crisp, clean drinking beer. Very refreshing with a smooth finish is exactly what you want from a lager.
A quick note on the can art: Its a nice, simple, clean design quite like the beer really. Nothing mind-blowing artistically but it stands out on the shelves with the white and gold.
I feel like lager often gets dismissed in the craft beer scene. Perhaps because the association with lager is big brands. Your Heineken, your Budweiser. But sometimes on a summer day on the weekend or after a long day of work what you want is a lager. And sometimes you want a good lager with some body and flavour to it. That’s what Wimbledon Gold is. It’s malty and refreshing and hits that spot. It’s nothing out of this world but it is a good beer, one that if it was on draft in a pub I would 100% have a few of with mates. At £2 a can in Co-op its a bit on the pricey side but if you want to spice up your lager life a bit I would recommend it.
- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: 30
- ABV: 4.8%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Price: £2 (2 for £4)
- Purchase Location: Co-op