>The Midweek – Saltaire and Fuller’s


…Two great, great pints enjoyed this week at The Palace.

First up, Saltaire’s Texas Brown which, ludicrous name aside, is a formidable beer and one that I hope they brew a lot more of – they get through a lot of brews, those Saltaire fellas. A huge, malty, complex bitter, with a toffee and caramel nose and a massive hops hit at the end of the gulp. Verrry nice, verrry moreish – but at 4.7%, very warming too.

Next up, Fuller’s Chiswick. Call me slow on the uptake, but this, I liked. I sometimes can be guilty of passing up ‘big’ brewers in favor of smaller ones just for the ethics of it but I am really glad I chose this. A classic, creamy pale body with a great floral/peppery hop aroma and light enough that it disappeared at record speed. I’ll be trying this again, no worries.

About leighgoodstuff

Blog: https://goodfoodgoodbeer.wordpress.com/ I'm Leigh Linley; born and bred in Leeds, and writing about it since 2005. TGS exists solely to highlight the great beers that are out there; brewed with passion by Craft Brewers around the World. I also edit the 'Tavern Tales' section of Culture Vulture, which looks at Pubs and Pub Life rather than the beer in the glass.

Posted on 04/03/2009, in Fuller's Chiswick Bitter, Midweek boozing, Saltaire Brewery. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. >oooh these sound good. I’m not in Leeds atm, but Ill have to pop into the Palace at the weekend if I can.

  2. >I’ll be getting to try Saltaire’s Coffee Hazlenut Porter next weekend as we have a nine of it on at the beer festival.

  3. >Chiswick is one of my all time favourite beers, on form it is fantastic.

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