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Tasting impressions #56: Pale Ale 1045

November 18, 2013

This beer conditioned very quickly. Aroma is delicately fruity with mango which I assume is due to late addition of Nelson Sauvin hops. Mouthfeel is full and malty. Taste is refreshingly hoppy and then the tropical fruitiness finishes it off. I was slightly put off by the white wine character in the first samples (NS again) but the beer rallied quickly – white wine replaced by tropical fruit perhaps helped by the NZ Pacific Jade hops for bittering.

The beer finished down at 1012 FG, 4.4 per cent abv and was bottled seven days before this tasting – the condition being in its prime so quickly. 1045 OG…1012 FG…mashed at 70 degrees…the plan is to push the boat out and mash a similar beer at 73-74 – for obvious reasons.

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Malty with a good back bone firmness of mango bitterness. No grape-fruit so it isn’t craft beer as such – but I’ll happily drink it…

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