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Royal Salute

A Right Royal Brew! 5.0% ABV

In pub cellars and shelves all over the country there will be ancient bottles relating to important royal landmarks through time whether they be for Coronations, Jubilees, Royal weddings or births. In our country we have a great brewing tradition of marking these events with special celebratory ales. Raising glasses in national celebration is where public houses come into their own providing the perfect place for friends and neighbours to celebrate.  In recent years we brewed ‘Celebration Ale’ to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and ‘Prince of Ales’ in 1981 to mark the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. And 2012 was another great year for that purpose with Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a remarkable achievement. But 2012 was also a special year for Theakston as it marked the 185th anniversary of the founding of the company by Robert Theakston. To mark these events we brewed a 'right royal brew', Theakston Royal Salute. The 5.0% ABV pale ale was only available in cask, and brewed using the finest pale and crystal barley, Target, Challenger and Progress bitter hops and generous amounts of Sovereign hops for fruit flavour! And served as a wonderful accompaniment for such aptly named dishes such as Coronation Chicken and Julbilee Chicken! 

Tasting notes

Deep, rich and fruity. A strong pale ale brew using the finest pale and crystal barley, Target, Challenger and Progress bitter hops and generous amounts of Sovereign hops for fruit flavour. A perfectly balanced ale combining malt with bitter and fruit hops.

Unofficial Tasting notes

A beer of great depth of flavour, combining luscious elderflower - like fruit balanced against a crisp dry backdrop for an aftertaste journey that seems to last forever! Colour: Golden Evening Sun

Special Brew Special Brew For June 2012
  • Hop characteristic
    Subtle
    Pronounced
  • Flavour
    Dry
    Sweet
  • Colour
    Light
    Dark
  • ABV
    Low
    High