Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the "Meet the Brewer" evening at La Gothique, Wandsworth Common, 4th Dec 09. Clear classic copper colour with very little head. Interesting flavours - definitely not your standard Sheps bitter. Sharp fruitiness that drops off quickly to reveal a tart finish. Palate is close to standard but it has less body. Dry lager tastes are left behind after each mouthful. Almost a bit Belgian. Less aroma than expected, just some piney hop notes.