Name: First Light
Brewery: Devil’s Peak
Country: South Africa
Style: Golden Ale
Rating: 3.5/ 5
The first time I tried this ale, I was not impressed. I found it insipid and watery. But, I was wrong. I am realising over time, that my palate is growing and that I am now able to appreciate flavours that I never could before. And this golden ale, like Devil’s Peak’s other brews, is considered and complex. And much better than I initially thought.
It has a whack of papaya on the nose, a really smooth mouthfeel and wonderfully bitter ending. It’s a fairly light beer at 4.5%, so you can have more than one :-p
Another nod to the label design – I think that this is my favourite label to date.