Fourpure Tate Switch House Pale Ale

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alc./vol: 4.8%

Proof: 9.6°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Made by Fourpure and named ‘Switch House’ to celebrate the opening of Tate Modern’s building on London’s Southbank. This American-style pale ale is brewed and canned within three miles of the Tate building and is available in Tate outlets, including Liverpool, St Ives, Bankside and Modern.

“This beer showcases a decidedly new-school American hop blend: Falconer’s Flight. Prominent aromas of pine and citrus, Falconer’s Flight is boastful and bombastic, packing tons of flavour and aroma into a sessionable package. To brew this beer we took a simple base of Golden Promise malt, and piled on a healthy dose of delicious hoppiness, but kept the ABV low for extra drinkability.” says Tom Lowe co-founder of Fourpure Brewery.

The illustration on the cans, manufactured by Rexam PLC, is by Peter Savile, a graphic designed noted for his work on record sleeves, including: Joy Division’s first LP, ‘Unknown Pleasures’; New Order’s ‘Movement’; and Suede’s ‘Coming Up’.

Released June 2016.

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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 07/07/2016


(sample can BB 03/Dec/16) Cloudy, orangey amber with retentive off-white head but little in the way of lacing.


Vibrant pine, zesty orange and grapefruit, light mango and passion fruit, with white crusty baguette malt.


Moderately bitter, fresh and refreshing. Zesty citrus led with bitter piney hops, more tropical fruit, enlivening carbonation and underlying white bread maltiness.


Zesty citrus notes continue in the long fairly bitter piney finish.


Perfectly balanced and, as befits the co-branding, this zesty citrusy pale ale is a work of art – both in its brewing and the colourful minimalist can.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 060393 850519
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Ring-pull can

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