The abandoned sea caves in the cliffs have proved to be a rich resource for archaeologists, and virtually all have been excavated over the last century to provide a great insight into past climate and habitation of the Gower Peninsular.
Many of these "Bone Caves " are very culturally significant and extremely well documented, although they provide little interest to the sporting caver.
Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, mango, melon, peppercorn, clove, citrus peel/rind, pine, light banana/bubblegum, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness.
There is a degree of inconsistency in the recording of these caves, which may in time be rectified.
In areas of accessible cliffs around bays and beaches the sea caves are well documented along with ones that have been excavated by archaeologists.
Pours slightly hazy medium golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers.
Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation.
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Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, mango, melon, peppercorn, clove, citrus peel/rind, pine, biscuit, herbal, floral, grassy, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; despite the fairly aggressive bitter/spicy/drying finish.
Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Great balance of vibrant/dank hops and fruity/spicy yeast; with a nice solid bready malt backbone, and no residual sweetness. Packed with flavor, hops don't overwhelm the Belgian but it's definitely more IPA like with only hint of the Belgian flavor. Belgian IPA Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPAFlying Dog Brewery A Little Sumpin' Wild Lagunitas Brewing Company Cali-Belgique IPAStone Brewing Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel Brasserie d'Achouffe Green Flash Le Freak Green Flash Brewing Co.
Many of the more significant sea caves are formed along vertical fissures, with active sea caves in the lower sections while further up in the tops of the fissures are the areas of abandoned sea cave which once contained the archaeological remains.
Sea caves are included here, following earlier documentation in publications, both speleological and archaeological.
The cliffs, bays, inlets and surrounding areas are rich in caves and are very accessible due to the coastal footpaths that run along this beautiful coastline.