“We’re off to Australia’s Derwent River and Buffalo River Valleys for our third hop harvest collaboration with East Coast brewing legends Trillium. A hop free boil and massive dry hop addition of Galaxy and Vic Secret create a giant juicy hazy homage to the exciting new wave of Australian aroma hops.”
Appearance: Proper turbid pastel yellow to orange with a fluffy two finger head resting atop. Good retention and healthy lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: Smells the goods already! Still to this day we can’t nail down this vital difference between the likes of MC and GP/Trillium and the rest. The insane level of juicy-ness is here i.e frosty fruits, pure nectar, juice concentrate etc but it’s this certain peppery spice and somewhat dry and creamy oat quality that separates them. Can not fault it!
Flavour: Like the aroma… faultless. Uber juicy and creamy but astonishingly smooth and aerated. It’s an absolute juice bomb but the creamy oats and overall fluffy-ness makes it feel like we’re drinking juice flavoured clouds. Also this line of chalky dryness runs through it from the start to the warm and sweet nectar-filled finish.
Mouthfeel: As we’ve already mentioned numerous times the fluffy and aerated texture is next level. There’s still a bit of weight to it with a nice coating on the palate too. The 8% ABV though…where is it?!
Overall: We feel this release would have to be the best of the 3. The intensity of flavour, complexity and texture is simply world class. The fact they’ve brewed it with an Aussie hop is just icing on the