Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Tiers of Despair from Cheddar Ales Beer Review. This is the first from my latest gluten free selection of beers. I'm not gluten intolerant or a celiac, but I want to try as many of these as I can to see if I can taste the difference at all, and to help celiac's find good beer. Cheddar Ales in Cheddar, Somerset, which is presumably where the cheese comes from are one of the biggest gluten free breweries in the country so I've got a few of their beers to get through. They've been going since 2006, and seem to be doing pretty well. Tiers of Despair from Cheddar Ales is a rather tragically named pale ale that contains 5.2% alcohol and pours a hazy red with a rather pathetic thin lacing.
Tiers of Despair from Cheddar Ales has a tropical fruits mango aroma which certainly isn't unpleasant along with a light easy to drink texture. All of which is fairly standard for a pale ale. There's a nice hoppy fruits taste backed up with a strong malty finish, you'd have to say it's a reasonably nice beer. There's clearly an abundance of hops in Tiers of Despair from Cheddar Ales, but they aren't too much for the beer to handle. Given that pale ales aren't really my thing I found this beer surprisingly nice so it gets an above average 7 out of 10.