Hadrian & Border Brewery Farne Island (4%)

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.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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