15 October 2022

Intuition Pale (The Wee Beer Shop @WeeBeerShop @AtticBrewCo) By @SpectreUK

Attic Brew Intuition Pale

Intuition - "a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning", was the definition from a quick look on a popular search engine (okay, it was Google). I don't usually look up words in a blog. I know what intuition means, however, I'm not always very good at it. I have a habit of bashing myself against a brick wall until whatever it is I should know instinctively finally sinks in. I guess it depends what it is, but I think many people have that same feeling of; "no it can't be like that, maybe it's like this." I guess it can often be considered as "denial".

Where denial is concerned in this blog is the fact that I may be slowly running out of beers to blog about. I have a few beers in my cavernous beer fridge, but running through many last night I was a little taken aback by the fact that I'd already written about most of them. Super markets are not so full of varieties of beer as they used to be in the UK. However, "we endeavour to persevere" as the old Indian mentioned in a favourite Western of mine, Josey Wales. So we have found one or two suppliers we can look to online.

This Intuition Pale was produced by Attic Brewery. At 4.4% in volume it's their "flagship beer", sported as having a taste of "pineapple and ripe peaches with a pithy bitterness". I even had to look up 'pithy'. I think I'm getting old and maybe forgetting things I already knew. Being a session pale ale, meaning a beer with less alcohol by volume for when in the "good old days" (so they say) a worker could have a beer and a break from working on heavy machinery. These days a lot of machinery seems to be at a touch of a button. Yet no beer at break time for those who may want it. I'm definitely getting old. Some twenty-odd years ago I did like a quick half and a bag of ready salted crisps or pork scratchings in the nearby pub in the afternoon at work sometimes.

Having said all that, I'm hoping for a "terse and vigorously expressive" bitterness from the hops in Intuition, rather than too much pith from a fruit. On opening the can there was a fruity tropical aroma with a touch of sweet pale malt to finish. This misty golden pale ale poured with a cheerful head. On taste there was a definite pineapple fruitiness with a touch of peaches. There was also a keen sharp edged bitterness that followed those luscious fruits, and then the sweet pale malts rolled along into the aftertaste. This beer went rather well with my scampi and chips for my dinner. Yum.

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