We openly admit that we’re still learning about beer, but we’re obviously starting to get somewhere — we managed to guess correctly that Salopian’s wonderful golden Hop Twister (4.5% abv) contains a lot of lovely Saaz hops.
Our trip to the Czech Republic before Christmas obviously helped us zero in on flavours and aromas we’d previously struggled to spot. It’s also possible that brewing with Saaz ourselves has helped, too. Is a flavour I keep describing as “sherbety” something you’d associate with Saaz?
At any rate, this is another beer which successfully references the low-carbonation, fruity lagers of Franconia and the Czech Republic, whilst still being a distinctly British ale. We absolutely loved it.