Coaster Critique: Andrew’s English Pale Ale

Name: English Pale Ale

Brewed By: Andrews Brewing Company

Purchased: State Street Wine Cellar

I don’t see Andrews’s beers around very often, I usually catch them at brewfests a couple time during the year and I always enjoy their stuff, so when I saw this at State Street Wine Cellar I picked up a bottle.

This pale ale pours dark amber and is very clear in the glass, the pour produced a short white head that fell quickly but left lacing down the glass.

Smell leads with malt, coming through with a biscuit aroma, followed by the hops that have an earthy, grassy character.

Taking a sip the first flavor that I get is toasted malt with just a hint of sweetness, followed by the hops, which bring a grassy, lightly peppery flavor and a clean even bitterness. This beer is light in body and lightly carbonated.

Overall a very drinkable beer, crisp and clean with a nice balance between malt and hops, maybe a bit thinner in body than I prefer but it’s still a tasty beer. I’ll keep an eye out for more beer from Andrews Brewing and look forward to seeing them at brewfests this year.



Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.