With the Olympic brand police in overdrive I’m surprised this one got through but Sussex brewer Hepworth has celebrated this special British summer with a celebratory double header, the Olympian and the Diamond.
I’m doing them in reverse chronological order by taking on the lighter Olympic celebratory tipple, the 2.5% Olympian. It’s golden – very pale amber indeed, in fact – and has very little in the way of a nose. Taste-wise it’s chewy, a little malty from the eight malts used in the mix, and not really a great deal of hoppiness. There’s a little yeast flavour in there.
It’s extremely quaffable and refreshing, if a little light in flavour. I can’t resist an Olympics pun, but for me this doesn’t make the podium.
Colour: Very light amber
Nose: A little floral but not much
Taste: Lightly malty and treacle
Our verdict: Light is the word thatTweet