Appearance: Pale golden yellow with a thumb of sturdy white foam perched on top. Steady reduction and healthy lace clinging to the glass as it ebbs.
Aroma: Somewhat basic notes of tropical fruit and citrus peeling off initially. Hints of stonefruit combining with subtle pine, light florals and semi sweet malts. Nice and clean and well balanced but lacking a bit of oomph.
Flavour: Follows the nose – nicely tempered notes of citrus, tropical fruits and stonefruit with pine resin, florals and an uber gentle touch of herbal spice in support. Just a flutter of semi sweet malts in the background but enough to carry the hops through to a crisp and slightly dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Mild-moderate body, finely carbonated. Texture is pretty well rounded with a very mild dryness in the swallow. 4.6% ABV. Very approachable.
Overall: Not too shabby for a couple of gypsy brewers! We’d have to admit though there is a bit of hype around this beer (warranted or not) so we were kind of expecting a bit more. It ain’t a bad drop by any means just not that memorable.