St Ives Brewery

St Ives bottles cans

Brewhouse Belgian Ale • Cornish PilsnerHarboursideKnill by Mouth

Brewhouse Belgian Ale (7.3% ABV, bottle)
A special treat — this pours from its waxed bottle a deep light amber colour with a good, very slightly off-white, foaming head. With a rich. smooth body, this lovely beer has candy sweetness, date and fig fruit notes some dried fruit flavour, too, as well a spicy warmth. There’s a little herbal kick, as well — so much going on. On the aroma there’s booze-soaked fruit and molasses. A great departure for St Ives and a cracking interpretation of a Belgian style. (25-04-2017)

Cornish Pilsner (4.6% ABV, can)
Hazy pale golden — lighter than I had expected. Big foaming head and rushing carbonation which eventually calms down. Aroma is fragrant and herbal, hint spicy. On the palate, it’s light and fruity with citrus notes, a hint of banana and slight spiciness. There’s decent bitterness through the finish and a lingering note of light fruit: pear, apple. Interesting. Not what I was expecting at all. Decent and refreshing, straight from the fridge. (01-05-2017)

Harbourside (3.8% ABV, draught)
Golden / light amber, this nice session bitter has hedgerow hop on the aroma with a hint of orange. On the palate, caramel malt balances with bitter hop, with the orange note coming through. (28-08-2016)

Knill by Mouth (5% ABV, draught)
Hazy gold / amber, this isan enjoyable, well-balanced best bitter. Against a background of caramel sweetness with a little candy sugar note, there’s orange citrus flavour and a slightly deeper orange pith taste coming through, too. Good bitterness on the finish. (23-04-2017)

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