During my brief stay in Canterbury, I visited the Foundry Brew Pub on Stour Street, just behind my hotel. It is a fantastic pub-come-brewery with a huge selection of beer to try (16 or 17 I believe they have on tap - all brewed on site) and in our mid-morning exploration, we wandered into the pub (COVID safe and well organised) and I had a half of their IPA (read this review here). We then started our pre-dinner drinks here as well.
Little did I know, or read properly, that they offer a 'taster tray', five different 3rds of their range for £6.95 (£1.30 for any beer over 6% - fair enough). My eyes filled with excitement. My pregnant wife sighed with pain as she had seen this on the menu previously, but had forgotten to mention it to me. I wonder why. Anyway, I chose five of their range and away we went.
This is the second beer I sampled: Canterbury Pale Ale.
It has a clear light, wheat colour with a small fuzzy head.
The smell is crisp and fresh, with a fruity tone. Quite different to the Golden Ale that preceded it.
To taste it is well carbonated and fruity, with the slightest hints of grapefruit. A very easy drinking pale. The only let down for me is the minimal grapefruit, that would have fully turned this into a crisp summer drink. Maybe some grapefruit peel in the fermenter may have kicked it up a gear.
They're getting better: 6/10.