Dry-hopped. A golden ale with a vibrant hop tone and a dry finish. Robust, refreshing and still a port of call in any beer-drinker’s voyage of discovery.
BBI 2018: Diploma | IBC 2017: Bronze | 'Beauty of Hops', 2004: Winner | GBBF 1999: Silver Medal | GBBF 1990, Pale Ale: Gold
Armada Ale was one of the first new ‘Golden Ales’ that emerged in the 1980s. Originally commissioned by the National Maritime Museum, for their quartercentenary celebrations of the defeat of the Spanish Armada
Armada Ale has a pronounced yet balanced hop character, derived from Fuggle and Golding hops.
Armada food pairings: Asparagus quiche, Pesto pasta with chicken, Lemon Drizzle cake
The beer has floral, herbal and biscuit flavours. Both the quiche and the pasta have a herbal character and are also wheat based which complements the malty biscuit character of the beer. The beer’s biscuit character can also mirrored in the sponge of the cake.
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