A bottle conditioned traditional ale with a warm amber colouring and a light natural aeration. At 4.2% a pleasant strength.
Served chilled to below cellar temperature the bottle instructions suggest decanting before serving. Straight from the bottle gives very little sediment and a very gentle head.
The sweetness of honey is strongest on the nose with only a slight hint of heather coming through. The first mouthful is rich with a thick texture permeated with a sharp gassiness. Rather sweet it’s more reminiscent of a summer ale as its slightly lacking in hops or nuttiness and seems to vanish quickly from the palate.
All in all a very pleasant bottle, probably suiting white meat, fish or hard cheeses.