Pale Ale - Alistair Benedict Brewers
SHAUN'S TASTING NOTES:
Pours a clear, bilious yellow colour. I've never actually seen a colour I'd describe as "bilious" before now, but that's what Alistair Benedict Brewers seemed to be aiming for, and by God they've nailed it. Rotten grain dominates the flavour profile, which is an unusual choice, balanced by a musty funkiness reminiscent of the water that pools at the bottom of a poorly-drained gym shower. And not a nice, clean, modern fitness centre, either; one of those sweaty concrete monstrosities from the 1970s in somewhere like Loughborough, where large men with broken noses gather outside with large dogs to poke fun at patrons leaving in neon gym-wear.