Saturday, 16 August 2008

Review: Castillo Cerveza Especial

Castillo Cerveza Especial from Marks & Spencer
Rating: D+

The penultimate beer from the dodgy Marks & Spencer Beers of the World pack, Castillo is a "truly classic example of Spanish beer..." at least according to the label.

Appearance: Pours a very clear golden amber, with lively carbonation. Thin white head with mediocre retention. Some lacing.

Smell: Very light aroma. Corn and a vaguely medicinal note. Smells slightly artificial in some way...

Taste: According to the label, I should look for "authentic Spanish flavour." Not sure what Spain tastes like, but to judge from the beer, it's somewhat vinous, slightly too sweet, with a non-descript bitterness that falls flat on the tongue. Corn comes out more and more as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, prickly carbonation. Unpleasant aftertaste.

Drinkability: Might just be the worst of the pack so far. Avoid.


Admiral said...

Is this the worst grade you have ever given?

Hunter said...

no, believe it or not. that dubious distinction belongs to China's "Snow" beer. Worst "craft" beer ever reviewed was Sam Adams' Brewer Patriot Root Beer.