Over the last few months St Austell Brewery have had something of a re brand, nothing drastic just a little bit of a lift where here and there on the bottle labels and pump clips. To coincide with this they’ve also brought out a new beer for the summer.
This comes in the form of Trelawny, a 3.8% golden ale using Galaxy and Golding hops, named after Bishop Trelawny and was released to add a new lower ABV beer to their portfolio.
I was lucky to be sent 3 bottles of it to try and they arrived on the day we were having a BBQ so I thought what better time to crack one open, and what a great decision it turned out to be.
Firstly the BBQ was in the early afternoon so it was a great idea to start out on a lower ABV, it was going to be a long day. Secondly it went perfectly with the charred smoky, spicy BBQ’d meat, finally it was extremely refreshing, mainly down to the clean light citrus zest that balances out the sweet butterscotch flavour from the malt.
Ideally it could have done with a little bit more body as it was a little thin and a little bit more bitterness at the end just to give it a bit of kick.
The other two bottles had been stashed ready for the next afternoon beer and BBQ session as I never have enough lighter ales for afternoon sessions. I’d certainly buy it if I saw it on the supermarket shelves. But one was drank with a curry a couple of nights ago. It held its own with the spice of the curry but struggled a little with the flavour of the lamb, luckily the citrus cut through the richness of the curry and it ended up working well.
For more info on St Austell, visit their website here.