Having tasted the Hawthorn Pale Ale on home ground, I thought I’d try and see how their ‘Golden Ale’ fared in the away fixture. I never really know what to expect from a Golden Ale …… a bit like AFL, I’m not really sure what the rules are?
I drank this the Australian way, icy cold, poured into a glass from the freezer. It’s a pale straw in colour and is crisp and fresh with a nice yeasty odour. When cold, it’s really refreshing but the taste really comes through as the ale warms up. There’s a hint of rock melon with a nice bitter citrus finish. As the Hawks would say, go ‘all for one’ ….. and, as us Cornish say, ‘one for all’ ………. i.e. get a 6-pack.
From Hawthorn we get thorn, which gives us Tracy Thorn and Everything But The Girl, with the Rod Stewart classic, ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’