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Brodie’s London Fields

Rating: 3.7

My third Brodie’s beer in relatively quick succession now and the final of three beers from the brewery that I picked up from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer in Glasgow just before Christmas at the tail end of last year. This one follows on from the very enjoyable Jamaican Stout and the somewhat underwhelming Shoreditch Sunshine from the London-based brewery that I’ve already reviewed here. Given that this one from Brodie’s is another American pale ale, I’m hoping it proves a little better than the later of those two beers just mentioned but either way, it’s still nice to try a couple new beers from a brewery that I’ve heard a lot about without actually trying much from them. This one will be my fourth from the brewery when not counting their collaborative offering from Brewdog a few years back, Tayberry Berliner Weisse, and it seems that the brewery is finally offering their beers up to wider distribution after years of them mainly being available on-tap only so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more from these guys this year.


Appearance (4/5): A medium amber colour that was quite bright, this one also had a thin, foamy white head on top that just about covered the surface as well as leaving the odd touch of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma (7/10): Quite zesty on the nose initially, there was some citrus and the odd sweet malts kicking things off. Some subtle tropical notes and a faint bitterness also featured but neither was particularly strong, it was relatively well-balanced on the nose at least though. Towards the end some touches of spice rounded off this easy-going beer on the nose.
Taste (7/10): Fresh with some early tropical fruits coming through, most notably some apricot, peach and mango but these were also backed up by a citrus middle that had some oranges in there too. Again the beer had a nice, easy-going taste with some semi-sweet malts that hinted at some caramel before a faint bitterness seen things out.
Palate (4/5): Quite a light but fairly well carbonated offering, this one was quite easy-going and also quite crisp with a lot of sweetness to compliment the zesty feel around the middle. There was a great balance to this one without it standing out too much and a faint bitterness rounded things off nicely too.

Overall (14/20): Quite a light and very easy to drink offering from Brodie’s, it was a great session beer with some subtle tropical fruits and a nice sweetness balanced well against the faintest of caramel sweetness. It was crisp and came with a nice tang that helped it down without making it a classic from the brewery.

Brewed In: London, England
Brewery: Brodie’s
First Brewed: 2011
Type: American Pale Ale
Abv: 4.0%
Serving: Can (330ml)
Purchased: Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer (Glasgow)
Price: £2.90

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