This is a very gentle and ultra pale little beer brewed with foraged Linden and Beech leaves and buds, lots of rice to keep the beer light and hardly any hops.
I’m pretty sure that this is the beer that John Craven tried on Countryfile a couple of weeks ago.
He was polite but appeared rather perplexed by what he was drinking, and I can understand why.
If you are used to a Best Bitter as your antidote to pub Lagers then Rooting Around is a very long way from what you might understand to be beer.
That said, this is a stunningly good little bottle, low in alcohol and easy drinking, it’s more like a cold brewed herbal tea than a beer per se.
There’s a light woodiness, a splash of lemon juice, pithy hedgerow greenery, a soft and subtle caramel body and just a hint of tartness in the finish.
It’s lovely stuff but miles from what a traditional beer drinker might expect, and that would explain Mr Craven’s confused look.