Mice (6.3%) is a Flanders Golden Bitter, a beer heavy with caramel and honey, waffles and bread crusts. It’s a beer with a warm boozy body, lots of spicy, earthy sweet farmyard silage and a smell that’s all garden flowers and honeycomb. The hopping is slightly autumnal, with crunchy leaf litter and red apple skins, as well as lots of hedgerow foliage and pithy mown lawns. But it’s the yeast that keeps coming back, bringing waves of piquant spice, truffles and apricot skins to the sharp bitter finish.
Frogs (8%) is a Special Brune brewed with a Belgian yeast and full of toffee and treacle tart.
It’s a big round beer, a comforting hug of a beer, truth be told. Sticky and rich, Frogs is packed with buttery toast, lashings of honey, walnuts and brioche. The Belgian yeast does all the things you would want it to, with a waft of farmyards, damp woodlands and freshly picked mushrooms. Meaty and chewy, the big heart of the beer is brightened by the sharp hit of garden herbs, nettle tea and creamy lemon curd.