Dale's British Pale Ale (330ml Bottle)
British Maris Otter, amber and cystal malts provide a luscious toffeeish base, while a warm-fermenting London ale yeast rewards my ESB with orange marmalade-like esters. All very English so far then, but a trio of Nelson-grown hops with their zingy tropical fruit and citrus top notes give the beer an unmistakeable Kiwi accent.
English Pale Ale
Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what youll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters - Bass in particular - and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.