Assh, yws. There’s a beer for this Coronation and it’s 4%. Woild like to see a brewery brewing a proper barley wine ot whatever for the event.
It will have aged nicely, wont taste like soggy cardboard, eggs and vinegar at all!
Purely a collector’s item
It looks like the original was 12% ABV - English hops and barley.
Greene King makes a ‘modern’ version of the “Coronation Ale” at 4% - available now in pubs across the UK.
On yellow page you can even rate it, and we know that tickers gonna tick
Absolutely. British ales only improve with age.
I chugged the 1902 Bass Kings Ale after its 100th anniversary and it drunk good, surprisingly good. Beautiful clear amber, musty but grainy. Oxidation was surprisingly low for a beer of its age.
I drank a Guinness Foreign Extra Stout Coronation Ale on 9/8/22 when Queen Elizabeth II passed. Lots of dregs in the bottom but the flavors were true but fairly muted. However it was totally drinkable!
I found it from someone’s cellar in the UK while looking for a 1903 Bass Coronation Ale after some of my friends had tried one. Bass found some cases behind a wall in a cellar and sold them.