Padstow Brewing Comapny, based of course in Padstow, was another new brewery I thought I’d try while I was down in Cornwall last month! The reason I decided to go for this beer specifically, is because 10p of each can sold goes towards the National Lobster Hatchery based in Padstow. It’s a charity that helps conserve vunerbale lobster populations which provide vital income for many coastal communities. ‘Lobster Tale’ is a Cornish Wheat Beer coming in at 4.5% ABV.
The beer pours a cloudy, pale yellow colour with a foamy and dense white head. The nose is fairly classic wheat beer, with lots of ripe banana. The core style flavours are all there on the body. Banana, clove and even a little peppery spice are present and make for interesting drinking. The finish has a solid, bitter tang to like citrus peel. Overall, it’s light and easy drinking.
A quick note on the can art: Purple is my favourite colour so perhaps that is the real reason I was drawn to this beer. I also like the faint silhouettes of lobsters wrapped around the can as well.
On the whole this is a nice but standard wheat beer. Hit’s all the flavours you’d expect from the style without doing anything crazy or particularly unique; which is absolutely fine. While I had this beer on it’s own I can imagine it pairing quite well with food actually. I’m sure it goes very well with some nice Lobster too! Padstow’s core range looks quite interesting and includes a couple of gluten free beers too so I might have to purchase some for the old man!
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- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 4.5%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Location: JOHNS – Spirits, Wine, Beer (St Ives)