ClubGonzo’s Kronstad Pride

Kronstad Pride by ClubGonzo, Bitter, 4.4% ABV, 31.7 IBU.

Take Kronstad Pride In Your Beer.

Take Kronstad Pride In Your Beer.

Oh my Dog, I’m a crazy man. After having rated three very bitter, hop-laden, palate-wrecking IPAs this evening, the last one being spiced with habanero chillies, I’m now going for a mellow British bitter. Ha! It’s my blog and I rate what I want to! (My excuse is that I find bitters incredibly boring, so I won’t waste a virgin palate on a beer of this style. Prejudiced? Me?)

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Kronstad Pride, batch no. 57.

It pours a slightly hazy, medium amber body, with a small-ish, off-white head that settles as a thin but everlasting layer.

The aroma is moderate, with notes of sweet generic fruits and caramel. The same goes for the flavour. Nothing bad here, but very far from being interesting. It might be true to the style, it might even be a perfect clone of London Pride, but it doesn’t quite ring my bell. The taste is moderate to light sweet, and there is a light bitterness in the finish.

It’s smooth and pleasant on the palate, with a soft carbonation. For a 4.4% ABV it has an impressive body. Hm. It’s actually quite drinkable!

Conclusion: a simple, rather nice and sessionable beer, fitting for the Friday pub quiz.

Aroma:      5/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      5/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    10/20
Ratebeer score: 2.8/5.0

 

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One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Kronstad Pride

  1. Well, not much to say about this really. After several semi-failing attempts at the genre, I finally felt that I hit the nail with this London Pride-inspired recipe. I’m not a huge fan of bitters, and basically brewed this one to prove to myself that I could do it properly. 🙂 Easy-going, drinkable and rather boring – like most traditional bitters are. So I agree with your rating for sure.

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