This reminds me a lot of Bath Ales’ Gem.
It has that same big round raisin toffee fruitiness and the same dark amber colour.
There’s not a great deal to smell in this beer save for a slight woody toffee which is a shame.
And there’s woodiness in the flavour too, it’s a brown resinous timber and it backs up the fruitiness very well.
The hops are crisp and crunchy, sharp with brambles and they lead to a decent dry finish.
Unfortunately the label for this beer is printed with the tasting notes for a completely different brew, telling me that Number 3 is an IPA etc.
Which on a label that’s designed to be entirely text, just isn’t very good.
Still, not a bad beer.
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