#172 Townshend – Cathcarts

Name: Cathcarts
Brewery: Townshend (Upper Moutere, New Zealand)
Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 4.2%
Source: Regional Wines (Wellington)

Arg. Just got back from Laneway Music Festival – horribly sunburnt, VERY tired, and with indie-electro still ringing in my ears. Subsequently this might be my worst post ever…

I had this Cartharts on Friday night while catching up with some old friends. Because of the catching up and not wanting to look like a ninny I didn’t pull out my pen and paper to make notes, I just sort of drank this, without taking a whole lot of notice.

I vaguely recall that it was pleasant, easy-drinking, and very English. Nothing too flashy or attention-grabbing about it, but the kind of thing you could happily knock back several of in an afternoon if you were that way inclined. (And obviously, we all are.)

Aside from thinking that there was some citrus from the hops, and that the malt wasn’t really ‘chewy’ as the label said it was,  I can’t really remember what it tasted like. That’s OK though – sometimes ‘background’ beers that don’t demand a whole lot of attention are OK – especially when you’re trying to have a conversation with non beer-crazed friends.

Right. Bed. Goodnight!

Published in: on January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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