Modelled on a traditional ale using Kentish Goldings hops this beer won't help you leap through the fields, but you can drive home after you've had a few of them.
Goldings hops are a noble hop that are known around the world for their use in English bitters, giving them a fruity, biscuit-like subtlety that fans of the style will be all too familiar with.
In this alcohol-free golden ale, Big Drop have captured this English-essence and added in a little citrus twist to add another dimension.
Fieldhopper Golden Ale: Taste Test
There's a definitely honey-sweetness to the aroma which comes from the orange blossom, but that sweetness isn't something that is exclusively characteristic of the beer, with the pour and initial taste seeing the flavour develop into a maltier, more earthy and full-bodied flavour.
Like most alcohol-free beers the body on this one is much thinner than many standard golden ales, but what it lacks in depth it makes up for in flavour and the subtle bitterness combines well with the sweetness to create a brew that could go toe to toe with any bitter in the flavour stakes.
Fieldhopper Bottle Notes
Big Drop have a style and they stick to it, keeping the characteristic 'big drop' on the front of the label. In this case the drop is a light yellow colour and the background is a golden, orangey colour. Very appropriate.
It's descriptive, with the name of the beer and its alcohol-free status adorning the front in white to make it stand out against the orange background. The Big Drop badge of less-than-0.5% is there too. Top marks for consistency, but it's not the most creative.
Buy Fieldhopper Alcohol-Free Golden Ale
Get your hands on this bitter-belter for just £1.89 from the Wise Bartender site, or you can get it directly from the Big Drop web shop itself, but you will have to buy them in packs.
Still, more to try out. And it's not like you won't be able to drive afterwards.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.