LOKA POLLY don’t half bring out the Cymru-phile in me.
Last time I had one of their beers I felt the need to listen to Fflaps, and this time it’s my all time favourite Welsh language band, Datblygu.
And like Datblygu, this beer is deep and dense and three dimensional, packed with new things at every turn.
The aroma is sherbet coated fruit jelly sweets, bright and fresh and full of fun.
Taking a swig you find a soft and subtle malt that’s just strong enough to create a brown sugar and biscuit backbone, while the hops wash over you with resinous fresh rolling tobacco, redwood bark, steely herbal garden leaves, sticky orange marmalade, lime zest and freshly mown dewy lawns.
In the end the alcohol brings a boozy warmth that stretches the beer out into the distance, making for an almost endlessly long bitter finish.