Beer Review: 21 Pale – Black Isle Brewery

The penultimate of the Black Isle Brewery core range left to review. Working in a pub ironically leaves less time for beer so will be another quick one today from the back log. This is 21 Pale a (unsurprisingly) pale ale that was brewed to celebrate Black Isles 21st birthday. As with all their beers it comes in at a light 4.1% ABV.

The beer pours light gold with a slight haze to it. On the nose you get a big, punchy citrus nose. I’d argue it’s an interesting mix of clementine and grapefruit. A light but thin body with the slightest hop to it. Incredibly smooth however which makes this easy drinking and refreshing!

A quick note on the can art: Slightly different to others with the use of blue instead of the standard white to match with the yellow. This might be my favourite of the lot despite it not being super camera friendly.

As always it’s a class beer that doesn’t blow you mind but does the trick. It’s a very light drinking beer with a nice citrus flavour, giving that classic pale ale vibe. It’s organic and vegan as well. The last beer of theirs, ‘Spider Monkey’, I am very much looking forward to. Would certainly recommend a pint of this any day.

Score: 7/10

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Additional Information:

  • Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Citra and Cascade
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 4.1%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
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