You know when you see a bloke and you like the look of him? You know, when you think, ‘I wouldn’t mind a bit of that bloke’? No? Me neither until I came across this ‘Bloke’ in my local boozoligist’s. Sail & Anchor, the old Femantle-based brewery, have made what can only be described as a ‘bloody good bloke’.
This red ale lives up its name, rich reddish brown in colour, it fills my pint glass and then some. Nice tight bubbles, it has a floral aroma and, when poured correctly, holds its head . Although it’s brewed in collaboration with the American brewer, Karl Strauss, I found this very English in character, like a strong Kentish ale. At 6% it packs a punch and has a good balance of malt and citrus hop flavours. I really like this Bloke.
It’s a limited edition, so rush out and buy one now. Better still, buy a case and lay it down, like a fine wine ……. one day you might be able to bribe a politician with a bottle!
To celebrate the day, here’s the Black Crowes with ‘Good Friday’ and remember, there are no bunnies in the real story of Easter.