The last beer I had from this brewery I liked, but this one I’m not so sure of.
It pours a decent amber but with no head and has only the faintest aroma of biscuits and toffee.
What I don’t like about Farne Island is that it has that Shepherd Neame thing going on that I just don’t get.
I know that many people do, but I don’t.
It’s that overly forceful biscuit flavour that overwhelms my palate coupled with a harsh grassiness that sets my teeth on edge.
Underneath all this there’s a glob of melted caramel and some peppery hops, but they can barely come up for air under the weight of this digestive biscuit monster.
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