This may be the first exposure many of our American readers have to a bottle conditioned beer (those in the UK should already be well-versed in such a style, unless your idea of a good beer involves a Carling). Basically, the beer continues to ferment while in the bottle, and while in your digestive tract (Independence Day in your belly). Which shouldn't be a big deal, since you're probably not dating any super models if you're drinking this often (the label should say "No Wankers Allowed"). Hopheads need to check this out. The bitterness did overpower me, so I wasn't head-over-heals for this, but I will keep coming back to 1845.
Reviewed: April 10, 2004