Tuesday, 19 June 2018

537: Hambleton Ales - Session Pale

20180616_213255The Brewery: “Armed with nothing more than a pair of wellies, some old steel tanks and a rusty Peugeot 205, Nick built his brewery with blood, sweat and tears. Why did he do this? Simply because he wanted to make great beer.Today demand has meant that we have moved out of the garden, and we also have  slightly shinier tanks, but Nick’s original ambition still stands. We love making great beer. That’s what we do best and everything we do revolves around that fact.So whether you are drinking one of our much loved cask, keg or bottled beers, or trying one of our monthly specials, you can be sure that you are drinking a beer of outstanding quality, brewed with real passion, by people who just want one simple thing – to make great beer.”

The Beer: “The best Yorkshire malt, water and Yakima Valley hops come together to produce an easy drinking, low ABV session beer.”

I’ll be honest - I didn’t have high hopes for this when I poured it. I know it was a pale but it looked pretty unappealing to me however. Proof though that looks aren’t everything was in the taste. Whilst it’s not a beer I’d choose over an amber bitter say it was very quaffable, particularly a bit colder and on a nice summers evening. Don’t use it to wash down a pack of Cheddars though - a very different flavour developed.

3.8% A.B.V. June 2018