Hwgga Brew - 'Lover's Leap' Best Bitter
Lover's leaps are described as "of varying height, usually isolated, with the risk of a fatal fall and the possibility of a deliberate jump." There is a picturesque riverside "Lover's Leap" here in Llandrindod Wells where bitter lovers (not lovers of Bitter) might leap to their death.
The bitterness comes from traditional UK hops with their zest and pepperiness, plus piney flavours from later-added Slovenian "Bobek" hops.
The beer pours a dark caramel with a strong, frothy white head. It refreshes on the way down leaving a lingering hoppy bitterness and a touch of coffee and bitter chocolate from the discrete addition of black malt. The main ingredient, Maris Otter pale malt offers a light sweetness that balances against those big bitter characters.
500ml | ABV 4.5%