Beer Review: Fierce Rhubarb – Fierce Beer

Work has been non-stop at the moment. Unsurprisingly, it seems everyone is very keen to get into a pub garden with friends and have a pint. So as it stands I’ve been stealing away little moments to try a beer and review it. This beer was gifted to me as a late birthday present by my cracking friend Ryan! Fierce Beer is a brewery based out of Aberdeen, Scotland and ‘Fierce Rhubarb’ is a brew from their core range. It’s a pale ale with added fruit that also happens to be gluten free too! It comes in at 4.6% ABV.

Visually the beer has a marmalade colour to the pour with a touch of haze to it. Forms a nice dense white head as well. A light but fragrant nose with plenty of rhubarb to the aroma. The nose matches the flavour as the body has a recognisable but mellow rhubarb flavour. The beer isn’t overly sweet and as such goes down fairly easily. Fruity, smooth and refreshing from start to finish.

A quick note on the can art: A bold design on the can of a big black bear with shades and a set of nunchucks. It’s busy but it would certainly grab your attention.

‘Full on fruit, not too sweet’ is the tagline for this beer and that’s why I’m sold on this. A lot of fruit pales can make the mistake of going to sweet on the body and overpowering the hops for my tastes. This was done pretty well as the rhubarb is evident but without the addition of loads of sugar, which makes for refreshing drinking. Oddly enough I’ve had a few rhubarb beers recently and while this probably isn’t my favourite of the lot, I could genuinely see myself having a couple pints of this on a summers day. I’ve got a couple more Fierce core range beers and look forward to trying them out (if I have the time).

Score: 7/10

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Additional Information:

  • Hops: Chinook, Yellow Sub
  • Malt: Barley, Wheat & Oats
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Gluten Free: Yes!
  • Vegan: Yes!

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