Sailors Grave ‘Grapefruit & Yuzu’ Farmhouse Ale


imageGlass: Poured into a shaker glass.

Appearance: Pours a big oversized white chaotic bubbly head that slowly fades down to nothing. Faint rim. Colour of golden yellow. Looks like a wheat beer.

Aroma: Smells like a barn. Sweet and earthy. Funky yeast noticed, wine like Chardonnay, banana, mild clove, with some interesting mandarin- lime like whiff. Interesting. Don’t get grapefruit.

Flavour: Very different on the palate. First sensation is mild carbonation  which leads into funk and sourness, with a combination of booze, wine, and citrus. Bitterness certainly there but more tart and wine like. We note yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit and this must be the strange flavour that we admit we haven’t had before. The booze heat is possibly more than we expected. Tends to surround the palate. Again reminds us of a funky wheat beer. Grapefruit subdued but present.

Mouthfeel: dry, tart, funky. We are surprised there is no alc vol % stated? It says 1.5 std drinks..hmm. Mild body and mild to moderate length. Booze heat lingers at the end.

Overall: Its a nice drop. We have educated ousrselves on Yuzu. Would we buy Not memorable. It’s a tad wine like. Maybe the booze needs to be less?