I misread the permitted weight allowance of luggage per person for a flight to Spain, after ironing 20kilos of clothes which only later discovered should be 20lbs I cracked open a bottle of Coopers Vintage Ale 2008. At 7.5% this would enable me to make an executive decision on the wardrobe.
It pours like a lemon and honey drink, golden brown with a slightly burnt orange tinge.
On the nose it's all summer fruits - strawberries, raspberries with some yeasty, bready notes.
The palate was really surprising, theres lots going on in this. Caramel, ripe fruit, kinda toffee apple-ish with a fresh citrus twist. It finishes really smooth and creamy with no bitterness on the finish. The sweetness reflects the alcohol content but it's very well balanced.
This would be a great accompaniment to duck and orange sauce or sausages on the barbecue with fruit chutneys. I didn't have either but I did pack my bag. I made it just under 25lbs which for me ain't bad....
See you in a week.Rx