This, dear reader, is the best Pale Ale that I’ve had in some time.
Oh, you want to know why?
I thought you’d just trust my judgement.
But OK, here we go.
Firstly the name reminds me of long days out on my beloved bicycle, exploring shady lanes and taking in the aromas of the countryside.
Some of those aromas are in the smell of this beer, with honeysuckle and hazel, bracken and green country road verges bringing a memory of damp early summer mornings riding into the middle of nowhere.
Then there’s the soft caramel, oat and granola of the malts and the light and clean waft of the salted cashew from the American yeast.
All this and a fresh clear swipe of Mandarina Bavaria, Huell Melon and German Cascade hops that make the finish of this beer sharp and fresh with juicy tangerines, lemon zest, spicy hazel leaves and fleshy apricots.
All in all, a super little beer.