500ml bottle 5.2%
I think at this stage in the blog we’ve tackled pretty much all of Hillstown Breweries offerings, whether in podcast form or blog form or just generally during a session. It’s hardly surprising that we’ve enjoyed them in varying (but consistently positive) ways.
It’s 2 in the afternoon, on a Friday and i’ve just had a salad. It’s with a certain amount of smugness that i open this offering of red ale…
Again i notice the great line art from SuperSimbo.Com that adorns the Hillstown range.
Theres something special about Irish Red Ale specifically. It’s a certain malty smell that other red ales can’t seem to replicate.
The taste leaves no doubt and it doesn’t fail to get straight to the point : You are drinking a bold ale.
I’m initially not getting any of the caramel or fruit notes that the bottle boasts, this faintly plays out in the echoes of the aftertaste but there is a slight hint of chocolate from the get go.
A slow sipper with a classy taste. Not a party ale. One for your Dad to fall asleep watching Formula 1 to. Sophisticated. 2.4 tractors out of 5