A BARRY-BASED real ale reviewer has become an internet hit Stateside as Royal followers and beer fans drink to William and Catherine’s big day!
Former Royal Hotel barman Simon Martin, now rated Europe’s number one craft reviewer after his YouTube postings became a world-wide hit, took delivery of two Royal Ales to assess in advance of the Wedding Day.
The dad-of-three obliged and did the patriotic thing – in sampling the beers – to enable American viewers get a taste of the event.
Simon, of Moxton Street, Cadoxton, said the Windsor Knot was a pale ale with a grapefruit and citrus flavour and had been brewed very well.
And the Adnams Southwold Royal Wedding Ale had ‘instantly filled the room with its honey aroma’ and tasted really good.
Beer fan Hopzine, talking about the Windsor Knot, said: “I was very entertained that every time you mentioned the royal couple you forgot their names and had to check the bottle – that’s the Welsh for you.”
El Harlock, of Canada, wrote: “Well that head is about as thin on top as William, but the beer itself seems to be as fine as Kate Middleton looks. Fair trade-off!”
And Kie77 added: “They should get that in at the wedding. This review should bag you an invitation there.”
Simon, who has been invited to act as head judge at the Wales and West Regional Beer Competition 2011 in Ludlow, said he had felt honoured that Adnams, of Southwold and the Windsor and Eton Brewery had chosen him to taste their royal themed beers.
He added: “Adnams have told me they always brew a Royal Wedding Ale.”
To watch Simons reviews, visit www.youtube.com/realaleguide Alternatively, visit Facebook and join the Real Ale Guide or log onto Twitter and follow Real Ale Today.
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