Today’s beer review is my second pick up from my trip to the Peak District. It’s another from Peak Ales but this time a more subdued beer from their core range, rather than the zany ‘Cebula’. It’s their ‘Chatsworth Gold’ a golden ale brewed with honey from the Chatsworth Estate and coming in at 4.6% ABV.
Visually the beer pours clear amber in the glass with a very nice white head. The aroma of the beer is very fresh with a piney and slightly floral nose. The beer has quite a malty and slightly bitter body to it. That said, there is a sweetness that comes through fairly clearly. Then on the finish those British hops give the beer a lingering bitterness.
A quick note on the bottle art: Quite a busy and distracting design. The colours are nice with the navy, cream and gold working well together.
I’m quite a fan of of golden ales, and it’s probably my favourite traditional British beer style but this one didn’t quite hit the spot for me. I think for me personally the level of bitterness made this less smooth drinking than I would have liked. I did however enjoy the sweetness added from the honey as it made a decent contrast to the bitterness. A solid golden ale but not my favourite.
Thanks for reading! Cheers!
- Hops: Goldings and Fuggles
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 5.3%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: No
- Purchase Price: £3.80
- Purchase Location: Cheese and Wine Emporium, Bakewell