Seek out cool, refreshing Beachcomber

The next best thing to a dip in the sea, Beachcomber is a light, golden ale that brings cool refreshment to a warm summer’s day. Like footprints in the sand though, this seasonal won’t be around for long. Grab a pint while you can.

Life's a beach

Life is blissful at the beach – it's all sun, sea and sandcastles. Gales know that better than most too, with the old Horndean brewery just a short hop from the sunny south coast. Beachcomber is a beer to hail that heritage and celebrate the shore, recreating the refreshment of a cool sea breeze.

Brewer's notes

Light and golden in colour, Beachcomber tempts with a fresh, floral aroma of herbs and pine. It's full on the palate, with waves of zesty bitterness picking out lemon and grapefruit notes – as the beer coasts along to a highly refreshing but bitter finish.

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Taste profile

Sight: Straw
Smell: Citrus
Taste: Refreshing, fruity

Raise a glass

Beachcomber is brewed with hops from all over the world – including Topaz hops from Australia. After all, nobody does beach life quite like they do.


Ale yeast
Malts: munich, pale, wheat, oats (golden naked)
Hops: citra, topaz

Nutrition (per 100ml)

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ABV: 3.7

Food pairing

The great British bar snack has just got greater.

Whitebait is a light, summery snack and this fruity pale ale is the perfect accompaniment. The citrus notes will complement the fish and contrast the saltiness, which we let the flavours of the whitebait sing.

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