Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Truman's Pale Ale Beer Review. I'm not actually sure where I picked this beer up, maybe it turned up in a recent Brew Republic box, or maybe I found it in B&M either way here's my review of Truman's Pale Ale. Truman's are an East London based brewery and other than a brief hiatus towards the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century they've been brewing away for close to 350 years. If I'm honest though I think this is the first Truman's beer I've had, maybe I'll find more next time I go to London if this one turns out to be any good. Quick edit I've checked and I did get it from Brew Republic not B&M.
Pale Ale comes in a very green 330ml can with the traditional Truman's eagle looking quite angry, but still majestic on the front. As a former member of YOC (the young ornithologists club, yes I'm just that cool) I have to say I like the can. The 4.1% alcohol content isn't exactly going to get the heart racing, but I guess it's not entirely inconsequential and is probably about right for a session beer. There's also a silver award from The Drinks Business on the back from 2019 so presumably someone quite likes this beer, so we'll take that as a good sign.
Truman's Pale Ale pours a nice cloudy pale yellow, be careful pouring as it's quite lively resulting in a nice big head. You can certainly tell that this is an unfiltered beer, and I do like unfiltered beers, they just seem to have a little bit more taste to them. Plus as a dark beer drinker I feel slightly more comfortable around a beer I can't see straight through. The aroma is a pretty zesty lemon, almost like fresh lemonade, it certainly smells like this should be a pretty nice, refreshing beer.
The taste very much matches the smell. There's lots of lemon in there, and possibly some lime too, which is always a pleasant combination. It's got a bit of zest to it, but not too much. Initially the beer feels quite refreshing, but there's a bit of a strange metallic and grapefruit finish which leaves a bit of a poor aftertaste in the mouth. It's really disappointing because initially I had marked this down as a solid 7 out of 10, but the finish really lets it down. I'm going to give Truman's Pale Ale 5 out of 10, it starts well but finishes as a bit of a disappointment.