In a nutshell: Unique and complex barrel aged lager from Siren Craft Brew of Berkshire.
The lowdown: The result of a 15 month project this is a serious, complex and thoroughly rewarding special brew. Siren's Starry Messenger has been lagered in ex-French Chardonnay barrels creating a unique beer with floral, grape and apricot aromas and a rich and rounded palate that starts with a honey malt character, subtle sweetness and a tang of ripe fruits before a dry kick of bitterness balances everything out.
Among the forefront the modern generation of brewers Siren Craft Brew have been building an enviable reputation since 2012 at their brewery in Finchampstead, near Wokingham, in Berkshire.
In addition to their core range they also have a steady stream of seasonal, special releases and special project beers in production.
Part of their philosophy is that they "believe all beer drinkers should be able to enjoy craft beer as wine drinkers enjoy the finest wines" and, as a wine and craft beer specialist, it's something with which we wholeheartedly agree.