Vesta Golden Ale
A few months ago I reviewed Diving Brewing’s porter called Polaris which scored a respectable 34 points. This time round I tried Divine Brewing’s Vesta – alcohol-free Golden Ale.
You may also not be aware of Divine Brewing. Well, that’s understandable as they were only founded in 2019. Since then though this British brewer has created multiple award-winning beers including a golden ale and a bitter. Divine Brewing has crafted this alcohol-free golden ale by combining Vienna and pale malts with Cascade and Citra hops resulting in a hoppy and refreshing treat.
Named after the brightest asteroid visible from Earth was Vesta a star performer or a failed comet (excuse the poor space puns)? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Is Vesta golden ale any good?
Vesta was certainly a tasty beer with a smoothy and hoppy flavour. I’ve haven’t tasted too many alcohol-free golden ales in the past but if they are as good as this then it’s definitely a genre I could get into. Divine Brewing’s unique mix of malt and hops really is a great combo that comes together particularly well. Carbonation is just right and overall this beer has a good body along with a dry’ish finish.
Aroma & Appearance
As you can see (and as you can expect) this golden ale pours into the glass with a great golden colour and frothy head. The aromas released are predominantly from the hops but I am also got backgrounds of citrus fruit.
As I mentioned in my review of Polaris I give Divine Brewing extra bonus points as they have a great mission statement and do genuinely want to make a difference to the environment. This golden ale should please most given it is suitable for vegans and is very low in calories (just 9 per 100 ml). The challenge you’ll face is that it is pretty tricky to find although you can get it from Divine Brewing’s own site (including new 440ml cans).
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