I really have something against ‘E’ numbers in the ingredients section of any beer. Primator seems to have made a pact with the additives vendors and insists on adding E300 (an antioxidant) to most of their beers. But in the interest of tasting new beers – Primator brew a rather large selection of bottled beers – I am trying out the English Pale Ale (EPA). I rather like a good ale and so here we go.
The Beer: 5% (apparently, I couldn’t find it on the bottle anywhere); light smell of hops; murky-brown-amber in colour; light taste; very fizzy
Really don’t know where they are trying to go with this. I can only say that it tastes like an ale flovoured pils. Maybe I was unlucky with the one I got since others rave about it. Honestly I could not find anything EPA about it. Just a bland experience. Didn’t finish it, went back to Prazdroj. I would give it another try on the basis that it could have been a bad bottle.
Update: So many people who have read this (some have also commented) have asked me to give this another try. On the basis that I have a new beer mug (no, I don’t really need an excuse) I am willing to. At least once I have some of the others out of the way.
Also: Found an article on Prague Monitor’s Beer site by Evan Rail of the fabulous Good Beer Guide to Prague and Czech Republic fame.