Beer Review: Cebula – Peak Ales

I was in the Peak District very recently with one of my dear friends and while I tried to put beer on the back burner I couldn’t help but pick up a couple from local brewers Peak Ales. The first beer is their classic Golden Ale but this review today is something a little funkier. ‘Cebula’ is part of the breweries experimental ‘Off Peak’ series created by their brewery manager. It’s a Mango and Caramalised Onion Pale Ale. Yes you did read that correctly.

The beer pours a hazy golden honey colour. Quite a fruity nose with tropics and citrus mixed together. Perhaps even the slightest chutney like sweetness on the back end. Super juicy mango front to the flavour of the beer. Transitions well into a soft mouthfeel and a light bitter finish. There is perhaps a light sweetness from the onions on the end but to be honest that aspect is missing.

A quick note on the can art: I quite like this one. It reminds me of some sort of out of this world meteorite which in some ways I think works well with the flavour idea behind the beer.

This is a really solid beer. You can really taste the mango puree that has been added during the brewing process. It’s refreshing, smooth and crisp. However, the reason I bought the beer was for the caramalised onion. In my mind it was either going to ruin the beer or majestically transform it. Unfortunately, it’s barely noticeable and while the beer is definitely tasty it doesn’t seem to really have any of the characteristics of the onion. Certainly looking forward to the golden ale though!

Score: 7.5/10

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Additional Information:

  • Hops: Not Available
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 5.3%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Price: £3.80
  • Purchase Location: Cheese and Wine Emporium, Bakewell

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