Visual: Clear bronzed gold body. large cream topped tight bubbled head.
Nose: Crisp hops. Tangerine. Sea breeze. Custard cream biscuits. light bitterness. Pineapple.
Body: Tart berries. Thick texture. Astringent touch. Passion fruit. Gooseberry. Raspberry. Sweet honeyed barley. Syrup sponge cake. Sharp lemon curd. Toffee malt.
Finish: Light bitterness that grows. Brine touch. Gooseberry. Vanilla. Light honey and golden syrup. Malt chocolate.
Conclusion: Psychosomatic warning. I was half way through this beer when I remembered that it had been made with fruit called sea buckthorn. I then looked back at how I had interpreted some of the odder astringent touches, and noticed mention of brine and sea breeze. Possible subconscious influence? Anyway, it definitely has those harsher edges, but just the words to describe them may have been influenced.
It could also be an expression of where the tartness of the berries…
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