My #12BeersOfXmas 2015 – Day 11 : Gyle 50 – Brewsmith Beer


Nearly done. 2 beers to go and gotta do them both tonight. So, here goes.

Brewsmith. One of the most impressively consistent breweries of the last 12 months. Makers of superb pale ales. This one was another beer that was on cask at #ISBF2016 and was predictably excellent. But then, that’s Nelson Sauvin for you.

Print clear and ultra Pale gold, perfectly smooth carbonation giving a light soft white collar and that astringent sugared grapefruit aroma. The kind of smell that gets the drool glands going at the double. That.

Oh yes indeed. This is a star of a beer! Light biscuit malt meets ultra tart and sharp lemony grapefruit hops. Just SOOOO sharp and mouth watering! Nice bracing bitterness and, to round it off properly, a corking resinous sticky hop finish. Corrrrrrr……..!

Up there with Mallinsons for me is this. And anyone who knows me, knows how high a praise that that is…..