Today’s review sees us return to a brewery I haven’t had a beer from in a long while. The last Wimbledon Brewery beer I reviewed was their flagship lager. This time around it’s their pale ale, appropriately titled Wimbledon Pale. I thought their lager was nice but nothing really exceptional, which is the vibe I headed into this beer with.
Visually we have a clear golden beer. You can see the high levels of carbonation from the image as those bubbles move up towards a light, white head. On the nose there are notes of citrus but particularly of grapefruit. Flavour wise the beer has a nice bitterness for my taste. There is also a level of fruitiness and citrus flavours in the body. The finish of the beer is fairly dry and crisp however there is a lingering bitterness that I could see putting some people off.
A quick note on the can art. Very similar to their Gold lager but I actually like the silver and blue a lot more. Certainly pushing for the brand identity with the logo nice and big.
This a fairly solid pale ale in my books but nothing mind blowing, much like their lager. I’m a pale ale fan of course so I’m leaning to liking this over the ‘Gold’. I personally like them to be super drinkable and refreshing but there is a level of bitterness that, while not unpleasant at all, could definitely put some people off. On the whole I could happily have a pint of this, which is the real question to ask of a beer!
- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: 34
- ABV: 4.2%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Price: £2 (2 for £4)
- Purchase Location: Co-op