Beer Review: Wychwood Fiddler’s Elbow English Pale Ale

I’m not entirely sure how this Wychwood Fiddler’s Elbow English Pale Ale ended up in my Beer Cellar, but it has been there for a couple months and you don’t want to let Pale Ales sit to long, they don’t have a great shelf life.  At 5.2% abv, I thought it would bee a good session beer to have today.

Wychwood Fiddler's Elbow English Pale Ale

Wychwood Fiddler's Elbow English Pale Ale

Pour:

Beer poured a nice thick 1 1/2 inch head with a standard pour into a modified pint glass.

Appearance:

Slightly hazy, golden in color.  Poured initially with a pretty big head which quickly reduced to a thin foamy layer.

Aroma:

The aroma is earthy and buttery, but overall fairly subdued. No really hop presence on the aroma ever so mild fruit (orange) aroma

Taste:

First impressions of this beer was an orange flavor up front, but not much citrusy like an IPA or APA. The flavor worked it way back to a creamy hoppiness on the back or your tongue. At the end,  a mild bitterness lingers for a bit after the sip.

Drinkability:

Very drinkable beer, pleasant flavors and it goes down smooth.  Very creamy and buttery are the dominant impression of the beer.   I could sit back and drink a couple of these, especially at 5%abv.

Food Pairing:

This would work well with a chowder, clam or corn.  If your not a chowder person, plain / classic hummus would work well with the smooth creaminess of the beer.

Tasting Method: 500ml Bottle

My Rating: 8.9

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