21 August 2021

Greene King Yardbird Pale Ale (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK

Greene King Yardbird

This Yardbird American Pale Ale was brewed by Greene King, which is a favourite brewery of mine. Although I can't think of any breweries I dislike… at 4% in volume Yardbird is named after the America jazz legend Charlie 'Bird' Parker. The label on the bottle states Yardbird has plenty of fruity hoppy flavour. I guess the only way to find out is to pop it open…

There was a bitter fruity herbal hoppy smell with a sweet aroma of pale malt behind it on opening the bottle. This deep golden India Pale Ale was packed full of flavour. There was a crisp bitterness from the hops, which is both fruity and with a little citrus to begin with, which is followed closely by herbal undertones. This sharp bitterness merges well with the sweet pales malts to the finish. This Yardbird went rather well with my takeout KFC after a long boring week at work pushing paper around. A good strong flavoursome Yardbird beer, and a chicken and fries meal were certainly enough to leave me with a smile.

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