I took a break from reviewing over the past few days in celebration of my 30th birthday. It was tough to NOT review, as I had a giant bday bash at a bar that had 80 beers on tap. I tried about 10 new ones that night, but didn’t want to spend the night taking notes, thus no reviews. The rest of the weekend related to recovering from that night!
Anyhow, tonight’s beverage of choice is a birthday gift from a old friend. Wychwood Scarecrow Golden Pale Ale is the name, and deliciousness in your mouth is it’s game. Pouring it into the glass, I was surprised by two things. First, very little head at all, even as I blatantly poured the last half of the 1pt .9 oz bottle directly into the glass rather than down the side. Second, I was surprised at the color…a pretty cloudy orange color.
It’s worth noting that the aroma was kinda odd. Sweet bitter hoppiness was evident…and my nose could only associate it with something that would come from an oatmeal stout. Crazy nose, or tricky beer?
At first, I wasn’t impressed by the taste. Malty start and mild bitterness somewhere in the middle. Not much aftertaste. HOWEVER, after the beer warmed for 10-15 minutes, it became much sweeter and enjoyable, with a distinct citrusiness. Carbonation is good. I like when my tongue is left tingly!
I must not forget to mention that Wychwood Scarecrow Golden Pale Ale is 100% USDA certified organic. It gets high marks in my book just for that.
ABV wasn’t listed on the bottle, so I made an educated guess of 5% based on great drinkability. I then cheated and googled…I was on the mark, as it dials-in at 4.7%.
While I started out unexcited about this one, it turned out to be a delicious beverage that I would recommend to anyone! I think it will pleasantly surprise you!