3 December 2022

Home from Home - Rye Pale Ale (The Wee Beer Shop) By @SpectreUK

Elusive Brewing Home from Home - Rye Pale Ale


I've harped on about rye beer before on a few occasions. A few years back there were several rye beers available on the market, and then suddenly rye beer seemed as rare as rocking horse do do. Now Adnams have come up with this Home from Home - Rye Pale Ale in their Elusive Brewing range.

Maris Otter barley malt was used in the brewing, as well as Chinook hops, which should add a touch of pine, and a little spiciness and citrus from Target hops should complement the spiciness of the rye, which was grown on Jonathan Adnams farm. Jester hops for tropical fruits and grapefruit, has well as Olicana hops for further grapefruit and passion fruit were dry hopped during this Home from Home's production. You can tell that the back of the can was particularly helpful.

At 5.2% in volume this Home from Home Rye pale ale sounds like a super flavoursome treat. I'm already regretting just having the one can. "So stop rambling and what does it taste like?" I hear you ask. Well, on opening the can there was a woody pine smell mixed in with the spices from the rye and a little pepper, with a soup├žon of tropical fruit at the back of the aroma.

On taste this Home from Home Rye pale ale was like diving into a sea of flavour. It was just sublime. I was most pleased to see that the spices from the rye was the most predominant taste here, which mixed well with the sweet malt, and the edgy bitterness from the cacophony of hops. The strength of the pine and peppery spices complemented the rye perfectly, oozing sophistication. The citrus, grapefruit and tropical flavours sat just underneath the rye and sweet pale malt, pepper and notes of pine, not overpowering but just sitting back there, nonchalantly showing it was there and there to provide support to all those beautiful spicy flavours.

Gosh, this is a good beer. I have written about many beers in my fourteen years as a beer blogger. Hand on heart, this Home from Home is one of the all time greats. I can't wait to get some more of this beer ordered. Cheers.

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