Gales HSB Reviews
Product Type: Gales Beer
Description:Brand: Gales / Type: Ale / Palate: Very full bodied and silky textured yet well balanced malt and hop with complex fruit. Aroma: Floral hop with a hint of Dundee cake. ABV 4.8%.
Newest Review: ... buds forcing their way to the surface of your tongue, fighting to be the first to be in the path of the imminent HSB ... more
by - written on 12/12/05 (Very useful, 1086 readings)
Horndean, in Hampshire, is a small village to the north of Portsmouth. It is actually situated on the A3, the main road that connects Portsmouth with London. Long before the A3 was constructed, Horndean was a busy village for as travellers and soldiers made there way to and from the country's main naval town. In the eighteenth century, Ann Gale and her family ran a bakery and a grocery store. Her son, Richard Gale expanded the business by becoming a corn and coal merchant, and then went on to acquire "The Ship and Bell Inn". In 1853, Richard Gale's son, George Alexander was running the Inn, which by now included the famous brewery, and the family ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/09/02, updated on 22/10/04 (Very useful, 184 readings)
The days are getting shorter, in the mornings there is a slight chill in the air, the leaves on the trees are turning wonderful shades of red, yellow and brown. Autumn is approaching and my thoughts turn to….Beer!? Let me explain. After a long hot summer where the preferred drink is bottled larger just out of the fridge or exotic Belgian bottled beers also served chilled, the lowering temperatures make it once again safe to turn to real ale, which needs to be drunk warm so isn’t my first choice when it’s hot outside. The hot weather can spoil good real ale, which requires special care to produce a perfect pint out of a pump There are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/03/01, updated on 22/10/04 (Very useful, 55 readings)
I'll have to admit straight away that this is my favourite beer of all time. That said it will not be to everyone's taste - I first tried it 4 years ago and hated the stuff and couldn't drink it but at the time I'd only just started drinking lager (before that I was drinking cider, horrid stuff now - well at least the mainlines), but then a couple of years later I came back and Wow. At the top of the can it says "Strong Traditional Beer. International Gold Medal 1997". The beer itself is a fairly heavy affair, it has a fantastic full flavour without the awful chemically taste you get with some get with some mainstream beers. It really ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/05/01, updated on 22/10/04 (Useful, 37 readings)
This really is one of the top English strong bitters. If you like your beer with a kick, a nice dark brown colour and a fine malty taste this is the beer for you. I lived in Horndean for 9 years before getting a free transfer to the Shepherd Neame catchment area. (I don't like living more than 10 miles from a good real ale brewery!). Unfortunately Gales beers are not the best of travellers and are not often found far from their own stamping ground. If you have a good real ale pub near you which has guest beers why not try twisting the Landlord's arm to see if he will feature it. You need to get on draft. Sorry, but I do not subscribe to the theory that ... Read the complete review
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