Green King Abbot Ale 500ml $6.33
Suffolk-based Greene King brews beer runs pubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK. Their mid-amber coloured Abbot Ale offers fruity and malty aromas and flavours on a generous, warm palate. After a few sips, a refreshing bitterness begins to build, offsetting the malt sweetness delciously.
Fraoch Heather Ale 500ml $5.85
Fraoch is seasoned with heather flowers and other botanicals during the boil, before fermentation begins. A full-flavoured, sweetly malty beer, it offers a round, soft palate and delicate, tangy herbal flavours in the finish. This is an attractive and distinctive ale, but the stale sample resulted in a reduced rating.
Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published 1 October 2014 in the Canberra Times