Wild West

Rating: 3.45

My first trip to the the West brew pub on Glasgow Green in quite some time, and the visit was long overdue. I had went in fully expecting to try their Munich Red beer again but upon noticing this new offering on-tap I could hardly pass it up. From what I gather it was launched sometime last year (early summer time I believe) and this is the first I have had the change to try it; fearing it might be a limited release I though I best not wait any longer. It quickly became a favourite and is only available at the pub for now but if it’s as good as they say then I can see it popping up around Glasgow in the future.

Appearance (4/5): Pours a bright yellow colour with orange tinges in places. The beer is unfiltered and cloudy looking with a centimetre tall, wavy white head that is quite foamy looking and has good retention. The beer doesn’t look all that different from a pint of MD 20/20 but hopefully it tastes better.
Aroma (7/10): Sweet smelling but slightly subdued with a mild grapefruit and summer fruits aroma along with a touch of citrus and lemon. There is also some earthy lager hops and a touch of bitter.
Taste (7/10): Quite a bitter tasting beer with a fair amount of grapefruit in the taste and slightly less citrus. Again it is a sweet beer with good balance and a touch of lemon and some bitter hops.
Palate (3/5): This one was on the light side of medium bodied with a very sticky, sweet taste to it and good levels of carbonation. The finish was a very bitter, grapefruit infused one.

Overall (13/20): Not a bad change up from West and a nice effort with a good summer-like feel to it and a good balance. There was a massive bitter finish to it that was not unlike an IPA but that was where the similarities ended. There was also a lot of grapefruit in the flavour that I could take or leave but it wasn’t a bad tasting beer.

Brewed In: Glasgow, Scotland
Brewery: West Brewing Company
First Brewed: 2011
Type: Kellerbier
Abv: 4.9%
Serving: Draught (Pint)
Purchased: WEST Brewery, Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £3.50

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  1. July 10, 2014 at 10:55

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