30 January 2021

Camden Show Off (Asda) By @SpectreUK

Camden Show Off

I don't believe I've tried a lager by the Camden Town Brewery before, so I'm pretty excited about this Show Off beer. It's sported as a show stopping juicy pilsner lager brewed with an array of other malts such as; Carapils, Munich, and also wheat. Bavarian lager yeast was used in the brewing with a vast variety of hops such as; Magnum, Chinook, Simcoe, and Mosaic as Kettle Hops; Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic as Whirlpool Hops; and Chinook, Simcoe, and Mosaic as Dry Hops.

The hops and malts combined in the brewing are sported on the back of the can for producing a crisp and clean, juicy and hoppy flavour. It sounds to me like this show stopping lager really does want to Show Off, so what does it taste like?

On opening the bright orange can there was an instant citrus and herbal hoppish smell. I could detect the grapefruit flavours in the aroma from the Chinook hops, mixed with the more tropical flavours from the Simcoe hops, with the somewhat herbal earthiness from the Mosaic hops, which merged with the sweet pilsner malts to finish.

This golden almost straw coloured lager is not too bubbly and poured with a cheerful head. On taste Show Off really comes into its own. The powerful mixture of tropical citrus and herbal earthy hops springs to the fore, creating a biting freshness to begin with. The sweet pils malts and a little wheat merge with these hoppy flavours smoothing their crispness into the aftertaste. This is a complex craft brew from a favourite brewer of mine. It's a proper Show Off ;-)

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