Verde (4.6% ABV, can)
Slightly hazy gold, with a white head that stays well, there’s an interesting, spicy, hedgerow aroma on this green hop beer. It’s made with Challenger hops, grown locally in Tavistock, Devon, where the brewery is based. Even though I’m drinking this three or four months after hop harvest time, the hop aroma stands up well. On the palate, the hops are grassy and really very bitter. That may be due to the age of the beer — green hop brews should be drunk young. There’s quite a spicy, peppery note, too. Challenger’s charactaristics include crispness and bitterness, both of which are in abundance here.
Stannary Brewing Co | Tavistock, Devon | Untappd ratings