It's been a while since I posted about real ale, and given the heading at the top of this blog, I thought I'd share a comment about the ale I had today.
Having been for a lovely Italian meal in Newcastlll, my wife, step-mum and I went to The Goose, a pub that has got a mixed clientele, and one that I might not normally use on a busy Saturday afternoon.
The place was full, but we got a seat reasonably easily, and while the women shared a bottle of rose wine ( apparrently a good one, and less than £6 per bottle ), I chose a beer that I hadn't had before.
It was Marstons EPA, served from a hand pump. It was a hoppy light coloured ale, with a strength of less than 4%, and with a flavour almost lemony in it's "zestiness" (I cannot find a better word )
Very nice, especially at £1.85 per pint, ....... yes, less than £2 for a decent ale! The thing that I found strange, was the number of people ordering keg-fizz at £3 + .... I'm all in favour of choice being offered, but to be honest, no contest !!.