FHB is Grain’s Fresh Hopped Beer and it’s really rather lovely.
There’s a lightness of touch, a delicate subtlety in most of Grain’s beers that I just love.
This one smells fresh and resinous and woody and, well, of the outdoors.
Beautifully, gently fizzy, this orange marmalade coloured beer has a good shortcake and honey malt that’s pricked with cracked peppercorns and ever so slightly salty, and the fresh Boadicea hops are round and juicy.
Actually juicy is a bit of an understatement.
Fresh and fleshy, packed with oils that throw elderflower and green hazelnuts, bramble leaves and hedgerow sap at you.
It’s an intensely English affair and it’s absolutely lovely, leaving you with a hot, dry nettle sting of a finish that curls your tongue and leaves you happy.
Tags7.5% + Amber Ale American American beer Barrel Aged Beer Beer Review Belgian Best Bitter Bitter Black IPA Bottle Conditioned bottled beer Brewery Brown Ale CAMRGB Can Canned beer Chocolate Coffee Craft DIPA Double IPA Drinking Fruit beer Golden Ale Home brew Imperial Stout IPA Lager Lagered Beer Milk Stout Pale Ale Porter Real Ale Red Ale Rye Beer Saison Session IPA Smoked beer Sour Beer Spiced Beer Stout Tax Wheat beer