28 May 2022

Saltaire Blonde Ale (Tesco) By @SpectreUK

Saltaire Blonde Ale

I fancy a blonde… oh, I mean a blonde beer with my Chinese takeaway. I haven't had a beer from the Saltaire Brewery since October 2016. I checked because this seems familiar territory. That was a Raspberry Blonde Beer, where this is a Blonde ale. Having a glance at that old blog, I did rather enjoy it and thought it's fruitiness would complement a good fruit cake for pudding one night. I'm having this Blonde ale with my Chinese takeaway tonight.

I usually have sticky barbecue ribs and Pork Yuk Sung, which is wrapped in lettuce leaves for something a little healthier. Although I have a habit of eating up all the prawn crackers provided with whatever is left of the Yuk Sung and also dipping them into the sticky barbecue sauce. I reckon this 4% in volume Saltaire Blonde ale will go rather well with my dinner.

The label on the bottle mentioned a balance of malt and subtle spice from Bohemian Saaz hops. So this Blonde ale should go rather well with my Chinese takeaway. On opening the bottle there was a strong sweet malted barley aroma from the deep golden Blonde ale, and with a touch of spice from the hops.

On taste Saltaire Blonde Ale was a very flavoursome beer indeed. With a biscuity almost toast like sweetness from the malts and that touch of spice from the Saaz hops providing bitterness that keeps on giving into the aftertaste. Mmm… gorgeous. Perfect with my Chinese takeaway. Now where did I put my Fortune Cookie?

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