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George Gale & Company Ltd
Gale’s Conquest Ale MASTERBREW

Gale’s Conquest Ale

A bizarro 'beer' .At least it used to be beer! Corked, 275 mL bottle. Corked breaks on opening and therefore requires a delicate operation to get it out of the bottle. Pour is a still as a millpond, and a mid-orange, tea-like, copper color. Zero head, zero lace - obviously. Zero carbonation. Nose has a large, fruity, liquor type element but surprisingily little alcohol. This is also true of the tastes which also have a slightly sweet and sour note. The is a strong fruity element about and...

George Gale & Co. LTD Millennium Brew

George Gale & Co. LTD
Millennium Brew

Opened on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen's, Diamond Jubilee. God Bless you Ma'am. Brewed in 1997 as part of the celebration surrounding Gale's 150th Anniversary and their first royal visit, the beer was distributed for the year 2000. I purchased this imported bottle a few years ago at Green's on Ponce in Atlanta, GA, USA. 275 mL, gold foil on the neck and corked. Cork is still hydrated and eases out with a decent pop - good sign. Pour is a still as a mill pond and has the appearance of...

Gale’s Prize Old Ale

Gale’s Prize Old Ale

2002 Vintage. Beautiful, deep, alcoholic, fruity Port based aroma that promises a great deal. The appearance and the taste slightly fail to reach those expectations, but because the smell is so spectacular that wasn't really that suprising or that disappointing. The color is that of a classic English bitter - a cloudy, orange brown body with a nice, tight head but very little lacing. The aroma suggests a darker body, but this still looks pretty good. The taste initially does reflect the Port...

Gale’s Prize Old Ale

Gale’s Festival Mild

I always think of British Milds as being like Porters without the taste or the creaminess. I rarely expect much from Milds, but was pleasantly surprised by this being as drinkable as it was. A nice blackish color with a large, fast receeding head. It was a little too carbonated for my liking but that seemed to fade fast. A nice level of bitterness, but generally unremarkable. Slightly above average on my scale.