This Is Beer Blog Vol. 10: Move over, Rover

 In Reviews

Four vibrant and tasty UK craft beers this week, including a hazy pale ale, sour and porter.

After last time’s transatlantic jaunt, our craft beer reviews continue with a look at some of Wales and the UK’s best brewers. These beers are available online and in store: just drop us a line if you fancy something you can’t see!

Siren – Send Me Sunshine (Sour) – 7.4%

Firm favourites Siren (some of whose beers feature in our 4 for £8 deal) shine brightly with this  Slim Pickens collab. Packed with mangos (honestly, over a tonne of mango puree used in the brewing process) with a helping of vanilla, the oats and wheat make this a thick, juicy sour that’s like a Solero in a can. Massive indeed.

Buy Siren’s Send Me Sunshine sour here.

S43 Brewery – Rorschach (Porter) – 8.1%

Winter might be over, but this baltic porter from S43 is a real treat that refreshes with depth. Lagered for 7 weeks, fermented cold… it’s richness balanced by a lightness that makes it an unexpectedly easy-drinker for something clocking in over 8%. A real sipper, there’s a warmth that comes through the cold. A genuinely good porter to ease into spring with.

Buy S43 Brewery’s Rorschach porter here.

Crafty Devil Brewing – Are You Experienced? (Hazy Pale Ale) – 4.7%

Cardiff brewers Crafty Devil have brought one of their favourites back, and this squishy hazy pale is full of citrus goodness. A zest on top of a lovely thickness makes this hazy pale ale an easy-drinker that tastes better as you go on. Perfect to have over some sweet blues licks.

Buy Crafty Devil Brewing’s Are You Experienced? hazy pale here.

Double-Barrelled – Cagoule (India Pale Lager) – 6.2%

Best of both worlds for hop-heads and lager drinkers here from Doubled-Barrelled. This is a finely balanced beer that is all about the Citra up front, before lager takes over your tongue afterwards. A real split flavour which makes for an interesting drinking experience. It caters very well for fans of either, without a doubt.

Buy Double-Barrelled’s Cagoule India pale lager here.

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