Shipyard American Lowtide Pale Ale (0.5% ABV)
Another day and another Pale Ale. With so many really good alcohol free and low alcohol drinks out there it is becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. This one does not wow but it is okay.
On the plus side it is a 500ml bottle and I am always a fan of that. The bottle doesn’t do it for me at all. The blue of the label is garish and somehow does not suit the drink inside. I couldn’t really pick up on any distinctive aroma, just the normal hoppy smell of a pale ale.
Oddly though when poured it looks very good like a good (almost) pint. It is golden with a nice head and looks very appealing. At a push I can pick up on some citrus, but I really can’t smell mango or find the exotic fruits that this apparently boasts.
That is okay with me as I cannot for one minute imagine I would have liked that. It has a good little fizz that breaks the bitterness of the taste and that makes it easy and pleasant to drink. It’s not complicated, this one, and if I had to choose between this and a run of the mill alcohol free lager, I would have this.
Reggie did not care one way or another – he just wanted it out of his chair.