Brewed on the fifth of September with hops picked in Worcestershire less than twenty four hours before, Hart’s Green Hop beer is really very good indeed.
The smell is big and leafy, packed with apricots and, well, hoppy.
There’s a good digestive biscuit and toffee malt pinning everything down, providing a chewy mouth filling body, and the Golding jump about on top.
They’re prickly with hedgerow thorns and blackberry leaf tea, sharp with lemon rind, and have a lovely peppery spiciness that pops and crackles on your tongue.
The finish is all sherbet fizz and crisp, dry bitterness.
Hart Family Brewers are quietly turning out some splendid beer.
Perhaps we should pay more attention.
Source: Duncan Murray Wines