A richly textured sipping beer with expressive fruity and hoppy notes. Light amber with a golden/orange tint and some haze, topped with a tight white head that clings to the side of the glass.
It’s like inhaling Christmas cake mix; a big, fruity aroma with orange, banana, toffee, candied peel, sherry and dried fruit. Half of the grain bill is wheat, so there’s a bready-honey sweetness that’s balanced by a firm hop bitterness from English First Gold and Bramling Cross hops plus a dash of Mandarina Bavaria. Orange peel and boiled sweets mingle and there’s a sherry-like finish in which tannins, resin, citrus fruits and clean light alcohol notes linger long. Amazing with cheese.
330ml bottle, 9.0% ABV