Friday, 15 May 2015

Chiron American Pale Ale

Chiron American Pale Ale is brewed at the Riverside Brewery in Bakewell, UK by Thornbridge Brewery. Sold in 500mL bottles, the stuff contains a standard 5% alcohol. It's a faintly hazy, honey gold ale topped with a long-living fog of off-white head. Its fascinating aroma is enjoyably bitter with an uncommon fusion of metallic and tropical fruit notes. The flavour kicks off with a slightly disappointing and thin opening note. Thankfully, this quickly gives way to a reasonably robust and bitter finish that has lime, grapefruit, and passion fruit notes, and which is quite dry.

Chiron is a very drinkable pale ale with a delicate and charming flavour. It's not quite as compelling as another Thornbridge offering, Jaipur India Pale Ale, but a fine beer all the same.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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