As we were at Camden Town Brewery for the launch of the new South Town Red Ale, we took the opportunity to try some of their other offerings. Camden Town is a brewery I’ll rarely ask for on tap. I’ve tended to stick to the bottles; the Hells lager and the Wheat (the Wheat goes great in a stew by the way), so it was nice to sit down and enjoy a wee tankard of the stuff.
USA Hells Unfiltered Lager (4.6%)
This beer is light as a feather. I mean, honestly, look at the colour of that. It’s like a little ball of sunshine in a glass with a big foamy white head. The aroma is hoppy and citrus fruits. I found the taste to be grassy, subtley fruity and very refreshing. This is such a summers day/BBQ beer; fresh and thirst quenching.
This trappist style beer is an absolute revelation. It pours a golden caramel with a creamy white head. At first sniff I had overwhelming aromas of honey and candyfloss. The sweetness follows through in the taste, with hints of honey, caramel, sweet candy and some fruitiness (dare I say tinned peaches?)
If you have a sweet tooth you’re going to be happy with this. To me, it tasted like a dessert wine and I could have had it all night (or, at least, until I was under the table). This has genuinely made it onto The List and I can’t wait to go back and try it again.