23 July 2016

Sunny Dayz Ale (Aldi @HogsBackBrewery) [By @SpectreUK]

We’ve had quite a few sunny days now, so I thought I’d pick a beer that sounded right for the weather, whilst trying not to tempt fate. Brewed by the Hogs Back Brewery for the Great British Brewing Company, this 3.8% volume golden ale was brewed with Cascade, Centennial, and their local Surrey hops, whilst using Munich and Pale Ale malts. Served in a 330ml bottle, the name Sunny Dayz sounds to me a like a retirement home for 90’s rappers. I’m a bit of an old fuddy-duddy and am missing the more traditional ‘s’ from ‘Dayz’. The label states that this golden ale has a hoppy bitterness of mandarin citrus and floral notes. On opening the bottle there was more of a floral hoppy smell, with citrus in the background. On taste there was a floral bitterness to start with, followed by a light citrus hoppiness that merged well with the Pale and Munich malts. From the funky label I was expecting more of an explosion of hoppy flavours, however this was a subtle flavoursome hoppy golden ale for relaxing summer Sunny Dayz in the garden, rather than rushing around in the blinding heat. Right up my street after a morning bashing away at myself at the gym.
By Spectre

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