A friend of mine, we’ll call him Mr Authentic, saw my picture of the purchases I had made in Deveney’s the other day and speculated that I would be very disappointed by the ‘Hipster Juice’ aka the beers from the Camden Town Brewery. Well here’s what I thought, I’m going to tell you about two today and two tomorrow.
I started with the Camden Hells which is a Helles Lager. The first thing that grabbed me was the citrussy grapefruit smell. It went down shockingly easy and I would say it’s a Helluva good beer. (I find bad jokes and puns irresistible.)
Then I had the Camden Pale Ale. It has seven different kinds of hops, do you actually want to know all of them?Citra, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Calypso and a couple that don’t start with ‘c’, Amarillo and Simcoe. It’s not as hoppy as you might expect from that long list. I would describe it as a fairly one dimensional American style Pale Ale while it’s still very drinkable I’d choose the Hells over it. Tune in tomorrow for the next gripping installment.
Thanks to Cuddles for all of her help with today’s blog.
Twas the pale ale I thought you’d be most disappointed with. It’s a fierce average beer.
Ha, well you weren’t wrong about that! You’ll see what I thought of the other two tomorrow. You kind of did me a favour and helped balance out the hype! 🙂
I bought into the hype and bought a few bottles, was bored after one abd wishd I’d not bothered. Had a glass of the USA helles in brew dock and was not blown away but I’m not a pale lager fan anyway so I’m not the best judge of the style.
Ah sure look, I may go to the source and do some proper research!