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Arbor Hornbeam


Formerly brewed at Arbor
Bristol, England
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB | Ratings: 1 | Alcohol: 5.7%
Cask; Regular.
A deceptively easy drinking IPA style special bitter, with a lingering dry hoppy finish. Using the same blend of Maris Otter, Crystal and Wheat malts found in our session bitter, Hornbeam is brewed to a much higher original gravity. This is balanced by a liberal addition of Northdown hops at the start of the boil, with two further additions of Challenger hops to leave a slightly fruity aftertaste.

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