Sunday, 13 October 2019

623: Corinium Ales | Corinium Gold

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The Brewery: “We have often considered making the stuff, but always thought it was a dream, it was just “the beer talking”….Then, back in 2011, due to a redundancy the opportunity to discover something new and explore a fresh way of living emerged.…In May 2012, Sylvia, our half barrel (80L) brew kit was installed and off we went. A journey of exploration into the dark arts of all things fermentation ensued. We became obsessed with brewing and it is here that we learnt our craft….After a few months of trial brews, sampled by several local ale drinkers, we launched Corinium Ales in the Cirencester Farmers’ Market in November 2012.”

The Beer: “Easy drinking, traditional golden ale…quaffable!…One of our three debut beers, Corinium Gold was inspired by Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, one of our favourites. It has always been our “go to” and most “naked” beer i.e. it’s not trying to be anything other than what it is and it’s proving to be our most popular…..Suggested food pairing: salads, cold meats, cheese, seafood, roasted flamingo.”

Ah, that explains it! I hadn’t read their description prior to drinking this but regulars will know that TT’s Landlord is one of my favourites ales and I really enjoyed this too, even though gold’s are not usually my favourite style of ale. I’m sure the fact that there was no fruity or flowery aroma helped as well. The first one was, perhaps, a tad too cold although would have been very welcome on a hot summers’ night. The second was just right and suited a mild October night perfectly. This was the last of my trio of ales from Corinium and I’ve enjoyed them all. Hopefully I’ll come across them on draught at some point.  4.2% A.B.V. October 2019. Related entries.