Although Rip Tide is by far the best-selling Anchor Springs beer, I agree with brewer Frank McCabe that Undercurrent is superior in comparison. At 1045° OG and 4.2% ABV, Undercurrent is a bronze/light-copper coloured traditional English bitter with a modern twist. Brewed with pale, crystal, amber and chocolate malts, Target is used for the bittering hop, then East Kent Goldings and, finally, Cascade and Fuggles. The nose is hoppy with chocolate in the first taste; a deliciously nutty palate predominates giving way to Frank’s trademark, a lingering bitter finish.
Find it at the brewery tap, the Good Beer Guide-listed Crown, 29 High Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex. http://www.thecrownlittlehampton.co.uk/
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