Redemption have been brewing in collaboration with The Kernel and the result is a Mild that is anything but.
They kindly sent me a bottle with a note to say that the bottling was so fresh that they’d not even had any labels printed and that I should leave it to mature for a couple of weeks or so.
I did just that and have just poured the deep conker brown beer into my glass.
It has the most lovely orchard fruit and toffee aroma, and taking a swig I was met with roasted nuts, coffee and treacle tart, pancakes and honey.
The booze in the beer is clever, being heavy enough to push the flavours forward whilst managing to stay well enough in the background to make the beer feel dangerously light.
All this ends with a finish that is soft and sweet but edged with a little pithy hedgerow foliage.
Source: Redemption Brewery