Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Midweek - Saltaire and Fuller's


...Two great, great pints enjoyed this week at The Palace.

First up, Saltaire's Texas Brown which, ludicrous name aside, is a formidable beer and one that I hope they brew a lot more of - they get through a lot of brews, those Saltaire fellas. A huge, malty, complex bitter, with a toffee and caramel nose and a massive hops hit at the end of the gulp. Verrry nice, verrry moreish - but at 4.7%, very warming too.

Next up, Fuller's Chiswick. Call me slow on the uptake, but this, I liked. I sometimes can be guilty of passing up 'big' brewers in favor of smaller ones just for the ethics of it but I am really glad I chose this. A classic, creamy pale body with a great floral/peppery hop aroma and light enough that it disappeared at record speed. I'll be trying this again, no worries.

3 comments:

Katie said...

oooh these sound good. I'm not in Leeds atm, but Ill have to pop into the Palace at the weekend if I can.

John said...

I'll be getting to try Saltaire's Coffee Hazlenut Porter next weekend as we have a nine of it on at the beer festival.

Paul Garrard said...

Chiswick is one of my all time favourite beers, on form it is fantastic.