Beer never fails to surprise us. Agua de Sapo from Siren Craft Brew, a brewery we file under ‘always interesting’, is a beer that takes flavours of ginger and lemon wraps it up in a 5.8% brown ale. It is based on Agua de Sapo, a popular light and refreshing soft drink from Costa Rica (guess where the brewer of this beer comes from) made from, yes, lemon and ginger. While the ginger is discernible on the nose, it’s the hoppy citrus notes that come through straight away. Drinking this effervescent beer it is the ginger that comes through more, but never dominates it, focussing instead on drinkability. Agua de Sapo means frog water, probably a nod to its muddy colour. It’s may not be pretty to look at, but it’s very tasty. One for a hot summer’s day.