Bibble (4.2% ABV, can)
I really like this. My son preferred a similarly hopped (Mosaic) hazy US-style beer we had during the same session. Ah, the generation gap. Here, the hop is well used, and there’s a great balance, with light bready malt. It’s a beautiful, bright golden colour, with a white head that stays and laces well. Lovely flavours of stone fruit, some oranges, lemon pith, a little spiciness. Very sessionable, with a good body.
Buy: I got mine from Johns, in St Ives. It’s available on the brewer’s website.
Pogo (4.1% ABV, can)
Pale ale, it says, and pale ale it is. Hazy straw with a white head that stays fairly well. There are light, fresh fruit notes on the aroma, certainly the passion fruit the can advertises. On the palate, there’s balancing biscuit malt, but it’s playing second fiddle to fresh orange and passion fruit, with a little tartness in there for good measure. Very easy drinking and sessionable.
Buy: I got mine from Sainsbury’s. It’s available on the brewer’s website.
(7th June, 2020)