RCH Brewery – Steam Sleigh
The RCH Brewery produces a good range of beers.
Steam Sleigh 3.8% is presumably their Christmas Ale offering from its name.
Christmas ale it is not! Beer well… It is probably one of the palest ales I have seen, almost lager colour, with little hop and malt aroma. The beer lacked taste of either hops or malt and certainly did not meet expectation of a Christmas, perhaps spicy malty dark winter ale. Steam Sleigh does not have the high hop bitterness expected of a pale ale and really was a disappointing brew from one of our excellent local breweries.
The beer was very pale and clear like spring water with not much more to offer. I am glad I only tried a half and will not be returning for a pint!
RCH Old Slug Porter ale is much more suited to a winter seasonal ale. Edited with BlogPad Pro