Nice packaging on this. Burleigh Brewing are doing good things from what I can see, albeit in a quite commercial vein. This almost looks the part too.
I say almost as it smells good, stars well and then doesn't seal the deal. Lifted hop fragrance on the nose, initial hop drive on the palate but a little gritty and short after that. Sour and weedy sort of palate is nicely creamy but just looks a bit odd and incomplete.
Almost there but ultimately more simple than it needs to be. I want more really...
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