Ruffled Feathers

Ruffled Feathers classic amber bitter from Swan Brewery

Colour: Amber with a very slight red hue.

Hops: Challenger and UK Cascade.

Grains: Pale Maris Otter, wheat, Carared.

Availability: One of our regulars.

Ruffled Feathers at 3.8% is a crisp amber bitter brewed with Herefordshire Cascade hops. Slightly less intense than its American cousin, UK Cascade has rounded citrus, lychee and floral characteristics and delivers a smooth integrated bitterness. Drinkers can savour these tropical fruit notes on the aroma and the clean, crisp hop flavour that lingers.  Carared malt lends the merest glimmer of red to the bright, amber beer. In simple terms, it’s a classic amber bitter.

The Cascade hops are grown at Townend Farm in Bosbury by Mark and Lesley Andrews from whom we also source the Olicana in our Seven Swans and hops such as Jester and Challenger in Green Swan.  Herefordshire Cascade hops have proved popular in Swan Blonde, Lemner Ore and Spitting Feathers.