Advent Calendar 8/24. This is a blend I’ve not had before – previous batches sound a bit better to me, you can do a lot better for £70+. Definitely track 4 on the advent calendar.
Blue Hanger, 9th Release, Berry Bros & Rudd, 45.6% B+
Nose – polite, slightly sour nose with overripe pear, some candle wax and a little dry earth.
Body – Sharp, structured body with a quick backslap of smoked malt. Quite austere and a little punishing.
Finish – Medium, sharp, very drying. Not really unbalanced, just not much fun.
What's not good about it: Sharp cider edge, just too dry.
What’s good about it: Yet its balanced.
Not badly made. Just not, you know, very good drinking.