Brewers & Union Handwerk (5.5%)

HandwerkBy now you all know my thoughts on this brewery.
I love how they operate and I love how they package their products.
I also think that they happen to make rather good beer, and so it is with this, their first IPA.
Handwerk pours a lovely mandarin orange with a wispy head and a smell that’s big and fresh and full of mango, peach and jelly sweets.
There’s a good rich fruit pulp body to this beer that has a shed load of pears, peaches, apples and mango dancing about on a Daim bar toffee base.
You know the one, that sweet chewiness over a woody background hum of peanuts and a pinch of salt that offsets the burned sugar sweetness.
The finish is a slap in the kisser with sapling wood, lemon rind and bouquet garni.
Once again Collective São Gabriel deliver a superb beer that’s beautifully dressed.

About Simon Williams

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