The penultimate ale that my friend Matty gave me but the last that I drank while on holiday. I’ve got one more tucked away at home waiting for an opportune moment. This is another new South West brewery, Exmoor Ales, with their flagship Exmoor Gold. Touted as the first modern Golden Ale first brewed in 1986, these are the slightly more old school beers that perhaps have fallen out of popularity in the crowded world of modern craft beer.
Pours a great deep gold colour, clear with a light white head on top. On the nose the is a slight sweetness of malt coming through with citrus notes mixed in as well. A lovely caramel-like malt base with the body of the beer having a slight hop to it as well give it a light bitterness. The finish it super smooth. At 4.5% it’s an incredibly tasty and drinkable beer.
A quick note on the bottle art: To me it screams classic ale. From the stag to the colours used, I can imagine myself being taken back to a old village pub with this on cask!
Matty has given me a cracker in Exmoor Gold! It’s a really lovely beer that to me shows that in this world of NEIPAs and blueberry muffin stouts, there is absolutely still a place for classic ales. Lovely body and amazingly drinkable. I even picked up an extra bottle when we went to the supermarket on holiday. A very good beer to have while cooking in my opinion!
Thanks for reading! Cheers!
- Hops: Challenger, Goldings, Fuggles
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 4.5%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Location: Tesco