REVIEW – Bosun’s Pale Ale

REVIEW – Bosun’s Pale Ale

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BEER NAME: Bosun’s Pale Ale

BEER STYLE: Pale Ale / English Bitter

BREWERY: Mitchell’s Brewery

REGION: Knysna, Western Cape

ABV 3.6%

INGREDIENTS: Barley, hops & water

BREWER’S NOTES: Since 1787, the infamous rocky Knysna Heads have claimed the ships of Captains who’ve ignored the advice of their right-hand man, “the Bosun”. Mitchell’s Bosun’s is a distinctly bitter brew and South Africa’s very first Pale Ale. Deliberately low in alcohol, it’s amber coloured yet fully flavoured. Well mesured and balanced, this ale’s rewarding refreshment is sure to quench your thirst – even if you’ve been at sea for days.

TASTING NOTES:

  • APPEARANCE: A clear deep amber or copper colour, with small disappearing head.
  • AROMA: Toasted malt and bread with slight hop notes
  • FLAVOUR: Toffee and Caramel, toasted malt and biscuit with a slight bitterness
  • MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied, subtle carbonation and super easy to drink.
  • OVERALL: This is South Africa’s first Pale Ale, an unchanged recipe for over 30 years, like they say – if it aint broke don’t fix it! Slightly malt forward, with subtle bitterness, easy drinking and sessionalble. Based on the Style of an English Yorkshire Bitter, its fairly spot on.
  • PAIR WITH: Pork, lamb, steaks, turkey, tex-mex food and spicy food

BREW REVIEW RATING: 8 / 10

BREWER’S STATS

MEASURABLE SPEC
ABV 3.6%
Colour (EBC) Stats not available – estimate 28
IBU’s Stats not available
Ingredients Barley, hops & Water
Glass Nonic pint glass
Original gravity Not Available
PRICE (AVE) R26
Serving temperature 7-10°C
Style Pale Ale / English Bitter
BREW REVIEW RATING 8 / 10

 

 

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