Gipsy Hill Squashed Ale
Gipsy Hill are small independent London-based brewery who have been producing interesting beers since 2015 including the one I tried today, the alcohol-free Gipsy Hill Squashed ale.
Although Gipsy Hill mainly focuses on creating unique-tasting alcoholic beers (such as their Pina Colada IPA or Imperial Chocolate Pastry stout) they do on occasion create a range of alcohol-free beers; which I found on Wise Bartender.
This particular ale I tried is part of their Sour series which includes a peach bellini and this one featuring raspberry, lingonberry and blackberry creation. If like me you hadn’t come across a lingonberry, they are small red berries (popular throughout Scandinavia) with a tart taste to them.
So, was this fusion sour beer from Gipsy Hill worthy of a place on My Dry Bar? Well, you’ll just need to read the review below to find out.
Is Gipsy Hill Squashed Ale any good?
This Squashed Ale is certainly one of the fruitiest non-alcoholic drinks I’ve ever tried. As expected it’s crammed full of punchy and decadent fruit flavors with a tangy sweet and tart aftertaste. It’s pretty thick on the tongue and I couldn’t have more than one but is still nonetheless enjoyable.
Aroma & Appearance
Incredibly pungent fruit aromas hit the nose when you first take a whiff. In the glass, it has a dark ruby, smoothy-esque colour with a frothy head, and expect quite the body to this beer.
I like the packaging Gipsy Hill has used. Each of their sour beers features colourful characters and big and bold fonts. The beer itself is vegan-friendly but alsay am unable to tell you if it’s suitable for gluten-drinkers. The challenge you’ll find if you wnt to taste this sour is getting hold of it in the first place as they are limited. Your best bet is to check out an alcohol-free specialist.
Buy Gipsy Hill Squashed Ale
At the time of writing, you can buy this non-alcoholic sour beer from the retailer below.
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