The stash system is supposed to protect against these little moments. It is supposed to be a carefully tended garden of ales which get rotated in and out of the stash according to the needs of each individual ale. This is not supposed to happen...yet there is is in a photo posted last October, almost half a year ago. Oh well.
The beer pours fine though there is a little rust at the cap edge. The ale is medium orange-amber with a fine orange cream head. On the nose plenty of sweet malt and rich citrus hop. On the mouth, smooth and a little lighter than I might have expected especially at the finish. There is plenty of sweet malt, however, as well as hops that fill the mouth after the sweet with a green and hot drying. A husky graininess, leaning one small notch towards rye, comes out within a juicy and soft water moreish finish which - at 5% - makes it almost one for a session.