Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II by Y Market Brewing

Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II

Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II is a 4.5% English Pale Ale from Y Market Brewing, based in Nagoya, in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their draft and canned line up, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II is brewed using imported Simpson’s pale ale malt, as well as crystal malt. With Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II being an English pale ale, Y Market also opted to use imported Fuggles hops from the UK.

Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II

Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II Aroma and Taste

Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II poured out a dark amber colour with a thin layer of white head on top that faded very quickly to a few bubbles around the outside of the glass. The aroma was an unmistakably English pale ale – with lashings of caramel and an earthy nose from the hops coming on, with a slight butteriness too – usual for an English pale ale. For those looking for a bold American pale ale, then Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II is not the beer for you. As Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II warmed up, it did develop a slight fruitiness to it, though the caramel aroma also became stronger.

The first sip of Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II reminded why English pale ales are not so popular any more – the earthy Fuggles flavour, with a strong caramel body is pretty much against everything an American pale ale is. However, don’t let that dissuade you, just accept that the beers are different styles. Moreover, the butteriness in the body has led people to believe that diacetyl, to give the butteriness its proper name, is an off-flavour for all styles of beers. Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II wasn’t bitter enough to screw up your face, but the was just a faint edge of bitterness to the beer. Like in the nose, once the beer had warmed up, a slight fruitiness came through, but with Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II, it’s mostly about the malts.

Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II The Bottom Line

I’m biased as I like English pale ales, and this is a respectable effort on the style.

Where to Buy Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II 

Y Market Pub Culture London Ale II can be bought online at the following places:

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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