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Darling – Blood Serpent Pilsner

Darling Brew Blood Serpent Pilsner

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Inspired by the Secretary Bird

A Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Dry Hop Lager with spicy flavours and undertones of grass

5% alc.

The first Carbon Neutral Beer in Africa.
Carbon emissions produced during the brewing process are offset against our contributions to the Kariba Redd+ Project in Zimbabwe. We support a Carbon Neutral Africa.

An unfiltered light amber Lager; with a light beige head, the aroma is of floral honey combined with a subtle Spiciness. Dry-hopped with Hallertauer Mittelfrüh it has a very distinct Aroma of old noble hops from this ancient European Landrace variety. On the first sip hoppiness spreads through the mouth engulfing everything for the first second, it is then overshadowed by the solid malt backbone of this 5.0 ABV Lager. The bitterness is brushed away by the Medium-Carbonation of the next sip to get the taste buds ready for round two of this Refreshing Export Lager.

Blood Serpent, like its inspiration, the Secretary Bird, is unique not only for its name. It stands out because of its distinct profile, quite unlike that of any other bird. The beer is named after the Secretary Bird with Serpent coming from its Latin name and blood from the fact that it stomps its prey to death with majestic force. The Bird appears on the coat of arms of South Africa and is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and egradation.

What I say...

By far my favourite of Darlings Lager range. It has a beautiful German Nobel hop aroma and a really clean, crisp taste. Love the fact that they have made this Africa’s first carbon neutral beer too, so do your bit for the environment and grab a pack of Blood Serpant’s.

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