St Austell – Strawberry Blonde

I found this one in the shop at the Eden Project whilst on holiday a few weeks back and as I’m a bit of a St. Austell fan I’ve been looking forward to this since I got home!  I’m glad to report that it doesn’t disappoint!

Aroma – Sweet sweet strawberries dominate the smell of this one – that’s all I noticed.  To be honest it does smell a little artificial (due to the strength of the strawberry aroma), but it is a very nice smell.

Appearance – Light golden in colour and slightly hazy.  There was a small head on first pour, but that soon disappeared.

Flavour – A light maltyness and strawberries, lots and lots of strawberries.  The sweetness  is quite odd (i’m not normally a fruit beer drinker) but I like it.

Mouthfeel – Fairly light bodied and with a low carbonation.

Overall – I like it! It’s a sweet, fruity, thirst quenching lager. I’ll keep my eyes open for this one next summer!

Would I buy more? – Oh yes.

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