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Outaspace Apple Ale

Rating: 3.15

A new beer from a new Scottish brewery now, an apple infused fruit beer from the Glasgow based Drygate Brewery that opened it’s doors in May this year as a joint venture between the Williams Brothers craft brewery and the C&C Group, owners of Scotland’s biggest brewery Tennent’s. The Drygate Brewery is situated in the area of the same name in the east end of the city, the brewhouse and pub occupying an old 1960’s box factory on the edge of the Tennent’s and Caledonian brewery just of Duke Street, about a five minute walk from the city centre. I payed a visit about a month after the place opened and this was the first beer I ordered, their Outaspace Apple Ale which is one of their three core beers, the others being Gladeye IPA and what will likely be their flagship beer, Bearface Lager which I also got to try. This one is brewed on site using four different hop varieties as well and is available in bottles as well as cask form but I managed to try it on-tap, here’s what I thought of it.

Outaspace Apple Ale

Appearance (4/5): Sits a clear and bright golden colour with a thin, white lacing  on top for a head. The head is a bubbly texture that manages to leave some light lacing on the sides of the pint glass as its drank.
Aroma (6/10): Apple and floral notes on the nose mainly, there is some citrus and lemon as well though. I could detect a few malts but the sweetness dominated alongside some strong apple notes. The beer was relatively light on the nose though and some background fruits rounded off the aroma.
Taste (6/10): The taste was similar to the nose in that it was really quite sweet with some citrus notes and lemon coming through. There was a large apple presence as you’d expect given the name of the beer and various other fruits fought for attention. The beer seemed slightly sour with some sweet malts but I couldn’t help but feelings this one tasted almost like a shandy as apposed to a fruit beer.
Palate (3/5): Quite refreshing with a light body and fairly lively carbonation. There was a touch of bitterness and a slight tang to the beer with some sourness in places too.

Overall (11/20): This one proved to be quite an average first beer from Drygate, it had some interesting and pleasant points, mainly that it was quite refreshing and easy to drink but the downside to that was that it was quite light and almost seemed like drinking a shandy at points and I doubt it’s one I’ll have again sadly.

Brewed In: Drygate, Glasgow, Scotland
Brewery: Drygate Brewery
First Brewed: 2014
Type: Fruit Bitter
Abv: 4.7%
Serving: Draught (Pint)
Purchased: Drygate Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £3.80

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