A recent trip to The Vineyard, ended up noticing a few new faces from Merry old London as well as a few classics so thought a little review is in order. Double header from The Partizan Brewery & The Kernal Brewery.
First up was the Partizan duo of their Ale Dr Rudi & Grisette Styrian Goldings.
Firstly was drawn in by the stylish labels done by Alec Doherty, Dr Rudi a 5.5% Ale pours cloudy golden/straw colour with a thin enough head. On the nose it’s a bit on the wild side as you’re hit with so much at once. Elements of grass/straw with various citrus & tropical fruits.
After taking the first sip, the palate is subjected to a double punch of sweetness with a soft sour bitterness to it. As from the aroma the citrus/tropical fruits become more apparent combination of tangerines and grapefruit (source of the bitterness I suspect) helps making an appetising brew. Overall it has a light body with little carbonation easily drank, bang on 3/5
330ml Bottle Condition – £2.89
Well worth a bottle or 2.
Next up was the Grisette Styrian Goldings a 4% brew, the 330ml bottle was £2.89. Very similar label to the Sage in the range a brew to approach with caution but the Goldings ended being a delight.
Pours a hazy gold with a fairly frothy head, decent carbonation & a very appealing aroma. Elements of orange/peach with a yeasty/lemongrass to balance the brew. Punchy sharp citrus taste but doesn’t seem to linger for long leaving the palate wanting more, seems there isn’t enough balance to aide the citrus punch leaving you feeling this could be better.
Overall a decent brew that needs a little work. 3/5
The Kernel reviews should be up in a day or two afterall it’s Friday and some beers need a new home…