Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Partizan Session Ale Beer Review. This is actually a collaboration beer bought to us by Partizan Brewing and Brew Republic so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to find it in my Brew Republic subscription. Just for the record Partizan Brewing are a small London based microbrewery with less than ten years brewing experience. I'm not saying been new is a bad thing as often it's the new fun craft beer companies that make the most interesting beers as they try to compete for their part in the market. Anyway lets see how this beer does.
Partizan Session Ale comes in a 330ml bottle with a reasonably funky, arty label showing two guys drinking very big beers. Sadly as Partizan Session Ale only comes in a 330ml I fear they must be drinking something else. The beer is described as a 'Hoppy Belgian Session Ale' which I guess explains the 4.2% alcohol content which is arguably slightly above the standard for a session beer but seriously low for a normal Belgium offering. Just for the record for those that know about such things the beer uses Simcoe cryo and Chinook hops.
The beer pours a very hazy yellow and is seriously lively so be careful when pouring or the head could ruin your nice new carpet. Speaking of the head it really does last quite well, but then so do the bubbles making Partizan Session Ale look a little like an unfiltered lager. The aroma is actually really pleasant with some orange and champagne notes coming through, but I guess that shouldn't be a surprise given how bubbly the beer is. So far Partizan Session Ale has all the hallmarks of a decent light beer.
Partizan Session Ale is really refreshing and light as a good pale ale should be. Meanwhile the taste is quite pleasant with a nice orange undercurrent to the well blended hops. To my surprise I actually enjoyed the bubbly, almost lager like texture and I have to say I'd happily drink this beer again so well done Partizan Brewery and Brew republic you've actually managed to win me over with a light beer and that's not an easy thing to do. I'm going to give Partizan Session Ale from Partizan Brewery and Brew Republic a very good 7.5 out of 10. It's a really nice refreshing beer.