They say, ‘Holgate’s original semi sour pale ale, the Hop Tart naturally lends itself to fruited variations after the classic Belgian sour beer tradition. The blush is a wild berry version – with a deep rose colour and distinctive raspberry and blueberry fruitiness giving an incomparable refreshing tartness. Crush a blush’.
I say, ‘Ok, everyone seems to have a sour beer on their roster and Holgate is trying to stand out from the pack with this little beauty, which pours a light pink to help you impress all your mates. There’s so much going on in this colourful little can. Hops, fruit and a delicate dryness, which is really unexpected. Traditionalists might avoid it, but fans of sour brews will embrace it. 3.5/5’