Returning today with a beer from Abingdon on Thames based brewers Loose Cannon. This is another one of the beers my Mum got me thanks to her expiring air-miles. It’s a Blonde beer, although it doesn’t have that information on the label at all, and rocks up at a sessionable 4.2% ABV. It’s been a little while since I last had a proper real ale. I thoroughly enjoy them and I think it’s a section of beer that doesn’t get highlighted enough on beer review platforms.
The beer, visually, is a crystal clear gold with a light rising carbonation leading to a fluffy white head. Strong, punchy citrus aroma, predominately of grapefruit. The body of the beer is light, clean and crisp with a nice citrus tang from the hops. There is a little sweetness from the malts balanced with a bitterness on the finish. A light fizz from the carbonation helped roll those flavours around as well.
A quick note on the bottle art: Not quite as good as their Abingdon Bridge label as it is even more basic. However, it’s clean and straight to the point.
This beer isn’t quite a bombshell but it’s solid for a blonde ale. Rarely do classic ales blow me away and I think that just inherent with the style. Their flavour profiles are less in your face, so you aren’t wowed quite as much. Equally, that means I’m also rarely disappointed in them. This is one of those beers. Tasty and refreshing and undoubtedly even better on cask. It’s a classic village pub beer that you can sink a few of! You can’t ask for more than that from a real ale!
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- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 4.2%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!