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.


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.