A Red Ale with a shed load of hops, Marble’s Ember City pushes all the right buttons.
It sits a deep crimson in my glass, its little foamy head fizzing with life, and smells of toffee and cherries.
The malting is big and round and chewy, giving you lots of honey and tamarind, brown bread, shortcake and treacle tart, while the hops – Columbus, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic and Waimea, if you were wondering – wander about all over your tongue, hitting you with gooseberries and green grapes, passion fruit, basil, lime leaves, lemon curd, orange marmalade, artichokes and peach Melba.
The finish is bitter sweet cinder toffee with a nettle sting slap.
Very good indeed.
Source: Hippo Beers