Very pale. Delicate citrusy nose with a mineral note and pear/peach developing in the glass. Sharp acidity, citrus taste, light body. Good persistence and refreshing finish. Drink up on its own or with river fish in a buttery sauce (sole meunière comes to mind).
Double refers to a double dose of hops at every step. Hazy, dark yellow with abundant foam. As expected, there is an intense smell of fresh hops in the glass that doesn't leave room for much else. Again as expected, it is very fresh in the mouth, but only moderately bitter in the mid-palate. Short but clean finish.
Organically produced. Clear medium-deep garnet colour. Nose of raspberry and strawberry, with a little butterscotch in the background. Light-bodied with simple red berry-fruit flavours and a quick finish. Fruit is fading fast; drink up.
Here’s a tasty claret at an even tastier price. Dense ruby in colour with a nose of cedar and sweet red berry fruit; it’s medium-bodied and nicely balanced, with a dry currant and blackberry flavour and enough tannin to give it some ageability.
This is a small-batch, limited-edition cider with 6 months of bottle conditioning that’s wild-fermented and aged in older oak barrels. The nose is simply out of this world with sweet cinnamon spice, baked apple; slightly smoky with cloves, caramel and pear preserves. It has subtle effervescence and a rounded texture on the palate with barrel oak spices, wood tannins, creamy apple notes and complexity through the finish.
This has an expressive nose of black cherry, raspberry bush, cassis and earthy/spicy notes. It is highly structured and firm on release but still shows beautiful ripe fruits of cassis, raspberry and pomegranate to go with underbrush, toasted spice notes and depth of flavour through a long finish.
Spain’s ubiquitous party punch gets an upscale treatment with Lolea No.3, a relatively dry sangria bianca in an eye-catching package that follows on the heels of the red No.1 and sweeter white No.2. Made with white wine, wild apple and elderflower, it shows aromas of flower blossom, peach, green apple and vanilla. Lightly carbonated, it’s crisp and refreshingly balanced with flavours of white peach, granny smith apple and a touch of cinnamon. Try adding mint leaves and lime to up the refreshment quotient even further.