The pale bronze beer is complex, from aroma through to finish. The use of Demerara sugar – ironically widely used in Britain when brewers had estates in the Caribbean manned by slave labour – adds a fruitness reminiscent of pear drops and sherbet lemons to the nose, dominated by biscuity malt and hop resins. Tart fruit, juicy malt and bitter hops fill the mouth while the long finish is dry and intensely bitter, with rich malt, lemon fruit and spicy hops. Malt: medium. Fruit: high. Bitterness: high. 4.8% ABV, 50cl, £22.00+PP per case, brewery website, independents.