Monday, 27 April 2015

Beer Review: Churchill from Oxfordshire Ales

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Finally a reason to look forward to Mondays! Monday means another the start of another week of beer reviews. Yay! I hope the Gods of Malty Fermentation (gender neutral) were as kind to you this weekend as they were to me.

First up we have Churchill from Oxfordshire Ales.

Thought I would carry one like I did last week and review the beer I didn't like on the Monday. Even-star not liking a beer is actually pretty rare. Not to say I am beer slut (I am totally a beer slut) but it is more difficult than you would think to find a beer that is flat out undrinkable.

There are beers that are OK and beers I wouldn't have again unless they were the only option but Not Like And Would Not Drink If You Were The Last Beer on Earth doesn't happen very often and here we are with just that for the second week on the trot. 

Churchill is touted as a Pale Ale and I guess it kind of fits the mould but if you look at it on the right there next to a standard bitter you can see that it is not particularly pale.

It is also weirdly and strongly FRUITY. And not in a good way. Like WTF-OMG-is-there-prune-juice-in-this-? fruity. It just over powered any other flavour in there that you might get from the malt or hops. Actually, you know what it was like? It was like pineapple on a pizza. A wrong weird sweet 'n' sour ruination of a beer. So if you like pineapple on your pizza you MIGHT like this if the pineapple you are using tastes like prune juice and the rest of the pizza tastes faintly of beer.

Sorry Oxfordshire. I have had many decent beers from you and I don't know what happened here.