A Real Ale and Pub Blog to the Sussex Scene and Beyond
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Anchor Springs Hornblower
At 4.5% ABV, 1045° OG, Hornblower is brewed with pale, crystal, chocolate and amber malts. Challenger is used as the bittering hop with Target in the middle and EKG at the end.
Light notes of berry fruits on the nose; decidedly sweet initial taste; biscuit malt in the mouth; delicate milk chocolate and redcurrant mix on the palate; brewer Frank McCabe’s trademark lingering hop finish.
All aspects combine to create a superb bitter-sweet balance to this lightly-hopped copper-coloured traditional beer.