Another wee report on some of our current selection of beers in the shop! Get involved.
Northern monk – Mango Lassi Heathen 7.2%
Aroma: Sweet, yoghurt, tangy, mango, apricot, pepper
Flavour: sweet, grainy, fruity, Clementine, lychee
Palate: Big, creamy, smooth, rounded. Lower bitterness than anticipated. Sweet.
So, this beer is good. That is undeniable. I have to admit, though, that it's not my personal favourite, style wise. We all decided that it was closer to being a fruit pale, rather than an IPA. The bitterness was just a little overwhelmed by the sweet mango. Good though, if you have more of a sweet tooth when it comes to your beer, it is worth a try for sure.
Crane – Echo 8.0%
Aroma: Peach, grain, citrus, pith, resinous
Flavour: Balanced malt, caramel, orange and citrus
Palate: Oily, balanced, surprisingly easy to drink.
I was impressed by this brew. It's just hit the mark all round. Great body, bitterness and roundness of flavour. Balanced would be the term you're looking for.
Weird Beard - Defacer 11.1%
Aroma: Orange, herbal, honey, grapefruit, pine, caramel, dill, citrus
Flavour: Citrus, tropical fruit, pine, toffee, caramel, herbal
Palate: Thick, long finish, good bitterness, easy drinkin' for 11.1%!
I dunno. What's there to say? Buy this beer? It's really freaking good? You'll probably regret it when that last bottle sells and you didn't get to revel in all that perfect mix of bitterness, alcohol, hop aroma and malt sweetness? Yeah, I think that pretty much covers the deal with this beer.