First Light Golden Ale
First Light Golden Ale is our take on an approachable, easy drinking session ale – the perfect beer companion for any occasion. Once you’ve had one, you’ll be hooked.
We named it First Light because the slopes of Devil’s Peak – being to the east of the Cape Town city bowl – are the first to receive the sun’s golden light in the morning.
If you’re nervous about drinking craft ales, First Light Golden Ale is a great introduction. It’s what we like call our gateway beer because of its light, easy drinking nature. If you’re into lagers, this is the closest thing we currently offer.
Aroma: Light fruity aroma with floral, melony and tropical fruit characteristics derived from the hops used. Light to moderate malty aroma. Fresh and clean smell on the nose.
Appearance: Golden in colour. Clear to brilliant. Medium white head with good retention.
Flavour: Initial soft malty sweetness. Low to medium esters. Light to moderate hop flavour. Low bitterness, with a good balance between the hops and malts. Finishes medium-dry.
Mouthfeel: Light in body. Medium carbonation. Smooth finish without harsh bitterness or astringency.
Overall Impression: Easy drinking, approachable session beer.
Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 4.5 %