Thursday, 12 September 2019

615: Felinfoel | ESB

20190817_192544The Brewery: “From the brewery that brought you the World’s first craft ale in a can… We have been producing our beer in cans since 1935 which makes us the oldest canners of craft beer in the world……As the name implies, Felinfoel brewery is situated in ‘Felinfoel’, a small village adjoining Llanelli in Wales. Historians tell us that in the old days the inn brewed its own beer, but only during the winter months. The keeping qualities and the strength of the beers, therefore, were of prime importance and the popularity of ‘Felinfoel Beer’ led to the local inn brewing for other inns in the locality. This, in turn, led to the present brewery being built in 1878 to accommodate demand.”

The Beer: “Felinfoel ESB has a marvellously robust bitter ale giving lots of good body and a fruity aftertaste. A nice long finish on the palate with hints of toffee apple flavours.”

First up of a handful of beers procured during the Lidl Ale Festival and what an opener. I’ve always enjoyed the more popular Double Dragon and was keen to see how this compared. Delicious - a bit fuller bodied than DD and that worked really well. Loved this. 4.6% A.B.V. August 2019. Related entries.