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Lagunitas Sirius Cream Ale


Wrangler Rating


Lagunitas Sirius is a ‘High Gravity’ Cream Ale weighing in at 7%, which is not a common occurrence, but nor is a cream ale of this quality. Do not be fooled by the high alcohol, this is a supremely quaffable and refreshing beer as a cream ale should be. It is surprisingly light and well balanced. There are notes of banana and crisp grapefruit with a hint of pine in the background, but no flavour overwhelms the palate.  There is a touch of hoppy bitterness, that leads to a crisp finish and invites the drinker to take another gulp. This is a great evening aperitif beer.

ABV: 7%

Best Served: 6°C


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Tin Whistle Peach Cream Ale

tin-whistlepeach-cream-aleWrangler Rating:


This tastes more like a lager than an ale, and so misses out on some naturally fruity flavours. The peach flavour never really hits you and remains subtle. This might have been fine if it was a bit more full-bodied, but it tastes a bit on the thin side.  Having said that, on a boiling hot day, this beer,well chilled may just hit the spot for some who want a lightly flavoured beer with a hint of fruit.

ABV: 5%

Best Served: 8°C


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