Samuel Smith’s Wheat Beer

So, after a few days in Germany it was time to return to my native land; good old Britain. A quick hop from Dusseldorf to the amazing Terminal 5 at Heathrow, a swift train to the city, and before I knew it I was meeting up with an old friend outside The Chandos, just off the corner of Trafalgar Square at the bottom of St. Martin’s Lane.

Haunt of poverty-stricken students, loafers, idlers and general ne’er-do-wells, The Chandos is pretty much an institution for cheap beer and a good kick-off point for a naughty night on the town. Now, there can’t be many more places more English than Trafalagar Square, so while it was nothing unusual to find us drinking Sam Smith’s, the fact we were after their wheat beer (in fairly copious quantities) was something of a surprise. Cheap as chips (for London) and tasting great, refreshing and invigourating at the same time, this wheat beer was well up to the mark.

I’d fully intended to spend the better part of the evening working through a selection of fine English ales, but something about this grabbed my interest and wouldn’t let go. Let’s face it, tipping back a few decent wheatbeers on a warm summer evening as we watched the world go by was just fine, and who was I to break the spell?

Don’t think this would travel well, but on draft, on a warm sultry evening in the middle of one of the best cities in the world… it was a tough one to beat. If you get the chance, definitely check out a pint of this tasty little number. Well worth keeping an eye peeled for.

JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again

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