Frank & Bird is a Motueka Blonde beer wrapped in a nice label with a very silly story on it and is a collaboration between Tyne Bank Brewery and Brandling Villa, which looks like a rather fine drinking establishment in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The beer sits a warm orange in my glass and smells of apricots and Cheerios and, according to my children, Coca Cola.
There’s a similar Cheerios thing going on in the malts too, along with the usual caramel and a pinch of salt.
The hops are slightly oily lime leaves and acorns, hazelnuts, kiwi fruit, sherbet coated fruity jelly sweets and a dab of battery acid.
Frank & Bird’s finish is superbly dry and bitter, crisp, refreshing and very more-ish.
I like this very much indeed.
Source: Ales 4 You