Empress Ale


A friend passed me this nice looking wooden box asking me to give these beers a review. A friend of a friend if you wish.

He says to me, you’ve got to have a curry when you do. No problem, I do love a curry. And seeing as it’s Friday night and we have nothing else to eat, perfect opportunity.

The box itself was rather like a wine box with nicely burned in logos etc. I’m loving the bottle design, it’s got that olde England feel.

On pouring, quite carbonated. I’m guessing this is going to be closer to a lager seeing as that’s what we love drinking with a curry.

I’m feeling right about that last statement with the smell. There’s no massive hoppiness or caramel tints coming.

It’s really light and easy going. I’ve caught some citrusy undertones but there isn’t a huge complexity in tastes. It could be down to the curry being the flavours and the beer cleansing the palate, which it does very well.

I could seriously drink this as a session beer. It’s got the citrus and ┬ácoriander mix that I absolutely love (although that could still be the curry)

I’ll have another after this one and see how it goes. But I have a feeling it’s gonna be a fine drink and I’m going to be sad that they’ve both gone. I’ll have to see what else they do.