Martin does it again.
This time it’s a black wheat beer brewed with a sour wort, Belgian yeast and molasses, and it’s extremely good.
Pouring an inky black with a fluffy cappuccino head, the smell is treacle, prunes and fresh rolling tobacco.
The flavour starts around there too, with lots of treacle tart, dates and figs, dark chocolate and honey.
The Centennial hops provide a good herbal freshness, piquant with pithy leaves and a twist of lemon, and the Belgian yeast underpins everything with its bread dough earthiness.
And all the while a gentle and subtle sourness prickles away in the background adding an extra layer to the body of this delightful beer.
Source: Cromer Farm Shop