St Austell Trelawny
I was looking forward to trying Trelawny, not least because it represented another new beer for St Austell, but as it sounded interesting. This may come across as a silly statement to make, but as we’ve spoken about before, newer beers from established breweries who aren’t known for doing new beers evokes excitement in me just the same as a new brewery would.
Brewed using Golding and Galaxy Hops, Trelawny (3.8%abv) is a pretty decent, what-you-see-is-what-you-get summery session beer. It’s light – maybe a little too light in the body – but has a clean, fresh profile; a sort of mish-mash of sweet toffee cut with a fruity edge. It’s not particularly citrussy per se, but there’s a grassy, floral edge that just blunts the sweetness of the malt profile and leave the finish clean.
A tasty, light fridge-filler for the start of the new football season? Yes, I think so. Simple beer, brewed well.