Originally brewed in the late 80s to compete with the rise in popularity of mass mar Show More
Originally brewed in the late 80s to compete with the rise in popularity of mass market lagers, English Summer Ales are highly drinkable well hopped golden ales meant to pair with hot days on English beaches. They are dry, crisp, and refreshing with a pleasant hop presence and enough malt to maintain a balanced profile. We brewed ours with a Murphy & Rude English Pale, Virginia Pils, and a touch of their Biscuit Malt. We balanced that against two of our favorite English hops: Challenger and East Kent Golding. We also allowed the whole batch to naturally carbonate, and condition, in order to produce lively but soft textured carbonation.
The aroma is a great display of the hop varieties we used, leading with candied lemon peel, spring flowers, and subtle hop spice. This is backed by malt aromas reminiscent of freshly baked bread. The flavor has a pleasant herbaceousness from the hops with more subtle tones of fresh pear and dried flowers that compliment notes of biscuit and straw. The body of this beer is very smooth, and the natural carbonation lends a pleasant creaminess, but it has enough restrained bitterness to ensure a dry snappy finish. Show Less