A rewarding quaffer, this is the Goat's take on an English summer ale that borrows its name from the single hop used in its production, the Styrian Golding variety. It could almost take its name from the colour too - at least if Goldilocks was at the ranga end of the blonde spectrum... Designed to be the kind of beer you'd session in British pub gardens, it has a gentle "herby, spicy" nose (according to the brewer - Crafty's hayfever put paid to any sniff test). The carbonation gives it more zing than traditional English summer ales, with some biscuity flavours giving way to a bitterness more substantial than you might expect, although not so much that you won't be coming back for more.
Published November 17, 2010 2010-11-17 00:00:00