Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Sharp's Gentle Jane

Sharp's Gentle Jane

Brand
Sharp's
Expression
Gentle Jane
Category
Pale Ale
Style
Speciality
Abv
6.70%
Produced at
Sharp's Brewery
Country
England
Website
www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

By Jeff Evans

82
Nose
Fresh and fruity – clementines and marmalade oranges.
Palate
Orange and grapefruit hit the palate first with a sour dryness soon taking the edge off the initial sweetness. pritzy, fresh-tasting and interesting.
Finish
There's some lingering sourness but otherwise dry and increasingly bitter.
Comment
A Belgium-inspired ‘Cornish sour ale', brewed with mixed yeast cultures. Blonde an effervescent, with nods towards Orval, it makes a welcome change from the typical British golden ale. A great aperitif.

By Sally Toms

80
Nose
Immediately distinctive. Sour pineapple. Some sweety-like aroma from the days of penny sweets at the corner shop. Cola Cubes. Rhubarb and Custard. With a musty undercurrent, like an old fruit cellar.
Palate
Crikey that'll suck your cheeks in. So so sour.
Finish
A short blast of bitterness immediately cancels out the sourness and leaves you staring at the glass. This is made where?
Comment
A Cornish sour ale, eh? That'll be that Stuart Howe – making stuff up as he goes along. An unequivocally interesting beer.